UPDATED 1:24 PM PT – Tuesday, October 13, 2020
On Tuesday, U.S. residents began early voting in London ahead of Election Day. Americans living in the U.K. visited the U.S. Embassy to deliver their votes ahead of the November 3 election.
One resident reported that this was the first election where she had received her ballot via email. The voter said she felt more secure by taking her vote to the embassy, where it will be sent to a U.S. sorting office directly.
“The embassy actually contacted us and let us know that this was an option, and it just felt like a more secure way in an environment where we are kind of questioning, I think, all of the aspects of mail-in voting,” explained U.S. citizen Patricia Wynn. “This felt like a more secure way for me to make sure that my voice was heard.”
According to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, U.S. voters have already cast more than 10 million votes. This outpaces early voting in the 2016 election significantly.
The 2020 U.S. Election is 24 days away – 🇺🇸 citizens in the 🇬🇧, vote! You can drop your ballot at the embassy, to be mailed to 🇺🇸 – it’s best to do it ASAP! #Election2020 https://t.co/NGs7PGpPfz pic.twitter.com/uQnbi5cVZL
— Ambassador Johnson (@USAmbUK) October 9, 2020