Why voting rules in battleground states differ

ABC News' Whit Johnson breaks downs the rules and voting deadlines in some key battleground states.
1:58 | 09/26/20

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Janai,ome November this is your voice, your vote, and we are helping to make it all count. Each state has different rules when it comes to voting so starting today we want to break down those rules and voting deadlines in some of the key battleground states. Let's start with Pennsylvania here. The registration deadline is October 19th for online, by mail or in person. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27th. Ballots need to be put in a secrecy envelope before putting in a larger envelope to be signed, dated and mailed. Ballots must be postmarked by election day and received by county elections offices by Friday, November 6th. That means ballot counting will likely go on beyond election day. Wisconsin next, the registration deadline there is October 14th for mail or online, and October 30th for in-person. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29th. But you are being urged to not wait that long to make sure your ballot is counted. If it's seven days or less before the election, officials recommend not mailing it back, instead dropping it off in person at a polling location or drop boxes around the state. You also need to have a witness sign and provide an address on the absentee ballots. Let's go to Florida now, obviously a very important state. The registration deadline there is October 5th. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 24th. But the postal service is asking you to make it in by the 19th. Early in-person voting takes place there October 24th to the 31st. Some ballots have prepaid postage while others do not. So it's very important to double check. If you requested a mail-in ballot and want to vote in person, you have to bring your ballot to your polling location on election day or in the early voting period. For more information on all this, how you can vote in your state, go to 538.com, also check out vote.org. Now to a third night of

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