What happens if the signature on a voter's absentee ballot does not match the signature on their voter file?

Absentee ballots will not be considered valid if the voter’s signature on the return envelope does not match their signature in the Qualified Voter File. State law now requires clerks to contact voters who submit an absentee ballot application or absentee ballot without a matching signature within 48 hours of receipt through 8 p.m. the day before an election, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

If an absentee voter receives assistance from another person when voting the ballot, the individual who provided the assistance must sign the designated line on the outside of the ballot return envelope. 


Last updated Oct. 20, 2020