If it is determined that your signature on the absentee ballot security envelope affidavit does not correspond to the signature on your absentee ballot application, in the electronic poll book, or any signature yours that is maintained in the statewide voter registration system, not later than the close of business two (2) business days after the signature mismatch determination the county board will:
- mail a notice by first class United States mail to your registration address;
- email the notice to you if your email address is available; and
- call you by telephone to provide notice of the signature mismatch determination, if your telephone number is available;
Your absentee ballot will be counted if it is otherwise valid and you cure the signature mismatch not later than noon, prevailing local time, eight (8) days after election day.
If your absentee ballot is missing your signature on the security envelope affidavit, you can cure this mistake by:
- signing and delivering an “affidavit of unsigned ballot” in person or by mail, fax, or email so that it is received by the county election board or board of elections and registration not later than noon eight (8) days after election day;or
- completing and filing an “affidavit of unsigned ballot” with the inspector or other chief election official of the precinct or vote center within the county before the close of the polls on election day.
Your absentee ballot will be counted if the board determines that the signatures match and there are no other challenges that have been made to the ballot.
The same notice procedure described above regarding mismatched signatures applies in cases of a missing signature as well.