Officials: 4 million absentee ballots could overwhelm, run high costs in November

State officials are worried about how many absentee ballots are coming.

In fact, they are worried that election officials around New York may not have enough funding to get through Election Day.

On Tuesday, they said that as many as four million people could submit absentee ballots. That’s nearly half of all registered voters in New York.

Nearly 40% of ballots cast in June primaries were done so by absentee, which Republicans have called an existing mechanism to push back against changes to the way people vote.