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Fact or Fiction: Absentee Ballots Don't Count Unless..

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Here's one strange rumor that's going around. An LAist reader was told that her absentee ballot will not count unless it is needed in a tie breaker situation.

"Oh, that's not true," Eileen Shea of the LA County Recorder Register/County Clerk's Office said of absentee ballots, which are actually called Vote by Mail ballots in California. "Vote by Mail ballots all count. Everything we get in by Vote by Mail, we count at 8:00 p.m. on election night--they are the first to be run through."

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