How Do I Track My Ballot? The Details for Every State

If you decided to mail in your ballot this year, you can track it online using BallotTrax or another designated service, depending on the state you live in.

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Election voter information guide

We'll show you how to keep track of your mail-in ballot online.

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Tomorrow, Nov. 8, is Election Day. And if you've decided to forgo voting in person this year, you may have opted to mail in your ballot. If so, you should be able to track it to the election office, depending on which state you live in.

The way your ballot is tracked may differ state by state, or even county by county. For example, BallotTrax is one service your state might use, but others have their own systems or rely on the US Postal Service to monitor your ballot's location.

When tracking your ballot, you may need to enter information such as your first and last name, your date of birth and sometimes your Social Security number. Some systems, like the Postal Service, will need the tracking number on your ballot slip (the part you tore off along the perforated lines). States like Wyoming and Mississippi require you to call your county clerk's office for tracking information.

If you sent your vote in by mail, here's how to track your ballot online in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. If you'd rather vote in person, here's how to find your polling place.