ST. LOUIS — Some rural Missouri counties are predicting 90% of eligible voters will turn out for the 2020 presidential election when all is said and done.
St. Louis city expects 80% turnout according to local projections collected by the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.
A lot of them will be in-person or mail-in absentee ballots, which can be more tedious to count.
So, how long could it take before we know who won? It depends on the state.
As news organizations like NBC prep for one of their biggest nights of the year it’s worth remembering that there is nothing in the Constitution that requires election results on election night.
“No state ever reports their final results on election night and no state is legally expected to do so,” said UMSL assistant professor of political science and 5 On Your Side Political Analyst Anita Manion. She said we can expect some states to take several days to count all of their votes with millions voting by mail.
“Those mail-in ballots do take a lot more time to process because we do have security protocols,” explained Manion.
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