Google trends reveal Americans wanting to change their early votes

by Jenny Mount · Oct 27th, 2020 3:49 pm
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Last Updated Oct 28th, 2020 at 4:19 pm

According to Google trends, some Americans are wondering if they can change their vote for the presidential election. Google searches of "can I change my vote" peaked Tuesday morning after more than 59 million Americans have already cast their ballots.

Delaware is one of the subregions where the phrase began trending, which is the state where Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden served in the Senate for 36 years. According to Trend data, other subregions include the battleground states of Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Arizona.

Most states do not allow voters to change their early votes, although some will allow it with restrictions in place.

In New York, voters can change an absentee ballot by going to their polling place during early voting or on Election Day to cast a new ballot.

Absentee voters in Michigan can submit a written and signed request to their voting clerk by October 30 asking to have the ballot nullified. Those who submitted absentee ballots in New Hampshire can vote in person on Election Day during the first hour the polls are open. In Wisconsin, voters can cancel their original absentee ballots and request a new one by October 29.

President Trump is encouraging voters to "go do it," claiming the spike in Google searches is a reflection of more people wanting to vote for him.


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