Mail-in ballots received within seven days of the election will be counted so long as they're postmarked by Election Day (Nov. 3).
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals declined Republicans' request on Wednesday, a day after the federal court granted an extension to count absentee ballots.
Answers to frequently asked questions, from getting an absentee ballot to going in person
Every election year, the Center for Voter Information mails applications to vote absentee.
"To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail," the postmaster general says any further operational changes will be postponed
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon: 'Don't wait until October' to request ballot
Ballots must be postmarked on or before the primary election on Aug. 11 and received in the mail by Aug. 13 to count
Hennepin, Ramsey and Dakota counties have similar plans.