Indiana absentee ballot deadline faces legal challenge

Indiana‘s deadline to return your absentee ballot is facing a legal challenge. Absentee ballots have to arrive in the county clerk’s office by noon on Election Day or they don’t count. The NAACP and Common Cause of Indiana argue that’s an undue burden on voters at any time, and especially when the pandemic has slowed down mail service. They’re asking a judge to order the state to count ballots received for 10 more days, as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day. That’s already the standard for military and overseas ballots.