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Tennessee now accepting requests for Nov. 3 presidential election mail-in and absentee ballots

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennesseans can request by-mail ballots for the November 3 general election beginning Wednesday.

A state court judge in June ordered that all eligible Tennessee voters be given the option to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ruling remains in force, but that could change. The state has appealed the expansion to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Tennessee election officials have traditionally required voters to provide an excuse to vote by mail. Being over 60 or in poor health are among the accepted qualifications.

The state has resisted allowing fear of contracting COVID-19 as a valid reason to vote by mail.

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