Voting this election is going to look very different across the country. People will be voting by mail-in ballots (also called absentee ballots) in record numbers and with the postal system facing major delays, the question of whether your vote counts can be an all too literal one. Fortunately, most states have set up systems for voters to check whether or not their ballot was received. The first step is requesting your ballot and filling out that ballot. Once that's done, the states below let you enter your name and date of birth to find out the status of your ballot.