Critical Election Deadlines for the Week

PILF Experts Available for Press Inquiries

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN.) – November 2, 2020: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today offers a quick guide for critical deadlines as Election Day approaches and guidance on how to reach experts in the field for media inquiries.

States with Extended Deadlines for Receipt of Absentee Ballots or UOCAVA Ballots

StatePostmark / DateReturn DateUOCAVA
Alabama11/0211/0311/10
Alaska11/0311/1311/18
ArkansasNA11/0311/13
California11/0311/2011/20
ColoradoNA11/0311/12
FloridaNA11/0311/13
Georgia11/0311/0611/06
Illinois11/0311/1711/17
IndianaNA11/0311/13
Iowa11/0211/0911/09
Kansas11/0311/0611/03
Kentucky11/0311/0611/03
Maryland11/0311/1311/13
Massachusetts11/0311/0611/13
Mississippi11/0311/1011/10
Nevada11/0311/1011/10
New Jersey11/0311/0911/03
New York11/0311/1011/16
North Carolina11/0311/1211/12
Ohio11/0211/0311/13
Pennsylvania11/0311/0611/10
Rhode Island11/0311/0311/10
Texas11/0311/0411/09
Utah11/0211/1611/16
Virginia11/0311/0611/06
West VirginiaNA11/0311/09
Washington DC11/0311/1311/13

To coordinate an interview with an expert listed below, send email to media [at] publicinterestlegal [dot] org or connect directly.

J. Christian Adams (PILF President and General Counsel) is an expert on the Voting Rights Act, federal civil rights laws, the Help America Vote Act, UOCAVA and the National Voter Registration Act. He also serves on the United States Commission on Civil Rights, a federal government commission.

Cleta D. Mitchell (PILF Chairperson of the Board) is a partner and political law attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Foley & Lardner LLP, and a member of the firm’s Political Law Practice.

Dr. John C. Eastman (PILF Board Member) is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and also served as the School’s Dean from June 2007 to January 2010.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation is leading the nation in enforcing election integrity laws and the National Voter Registration Act, having brought cases in North Carolina, Virginia Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Texas, and Maine and filed amicus briefs in litigation across the nation.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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