How to track your ballot online

Want to make sure your vote counts in these high-stakes midterm elections? Track your ballot online like a UPS delivery.

The technology to do that is now available to more than a quarter of all Americans, in part because of investments made for mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

It can be as simple as signing up for text messages. Here’s one I got recently in California, where every voter gets sent a ballot in the mail: “Your ballot for the upcoming Nov. 8, 2022, General Election has been mailed to you. If you haven’t received your ballot within 7 business days, please contact us.”