If there is a defect in your mail-in ballot, the board of elections will notify you within one day of rejection, explaining why your ballot was rejected.
The notice will tell you how to cure the deficiency and will include an affirmation form, which must be returned by you within 7 days of the board’s mailing of the notice of the defect to you (or, for only the 2020 general election, 5 days if your absentee ballot is received after November 3).
If your affirmation corrects the defect, your ballot will be counted.
If the board finds your affirmation to be insufficient to cure the defect, you will be notified within 3 days.
If your absentee ballot affirmation envelope arrives unsealed, the board will inform you of alternative options for voting or, if time permits, provide you with a new absentee ballot.