Primary elections for the first time in state history are almost entirely using vote-by-mail ballots. Roughly 6 million registered voters in the state either received a ballot, or an application in the mail allowing them to request one.
Meantime, other voters are still heading to the polls to cast provisional ballot. Only half of all in-person sites were open on Election Day due to coronavirus restrictions. Polls close at 8 p.m., just like any other Election Day, and every vote will be counted. The process of counting all the paper votes is expected to be a long one and likely filled with challenges due to close margins in some of the state’s more hotly contested races. The deadline to count all votes is still weeks away, July 24.