So far, just 249 ballots have been rejected because of missing or invalid signatures, according to election data through Thursday. An additional 1,152 absentee ballots were rejected because county election officials received them after election day.
Those numbers are certain to grow as more ballots are counted.
In all, more than 1.1 million voters returned absentee ballots before polls closed Tuesday.
A settlement with the Democratic Party in March required election officials to contact voters whose ballots were rejected within one business day, but that case didn't extend deadlines to accommodate slow ballot counting.
During the 2018 general election, election officials threw out about 3% of absentee ballots.