Indiana won’t change mail-in ballot deadline despite worries

Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top election official has rejected a request for extending the deadline for returning mail-in ballots for Tuesday’s primary election despite worries that thousands of them could arrive late and go uncounted.

Some voters scattered around the state have complained about not receiving mail-in ballots as voting by mail was encouraged to lessen possible coronavirus exposure at polling sites.

The Marion County clerk asked state officials to extend the deadline that requires mail-in ballots to arrive at county election offices by noon Tuesday. Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Friday the deadline is needed for election security. 

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