Yes, the following deficiencies can be cured (fixed) if you provide a cure certification:
- You did not sign the Voter Certification.
- You signed in the wrong place.
When a deficiency cannot be cured, your ballot must be spoiled and a new ballot must be issued, as long as the new ballot is issued before Election Day. The following deficiencies cannot be cured by certification if a witness or assistant:
- did not print their name (although your ballot will be acceptable if the witness’s or assistant’s signature is legible such that their name can be determined)
- did not print their address
- did not sign
- signed on the line where you are required to sign.
If there are any deficiencies with your absentee envelope, the county board of elections must inform you in writing within one business day of identifying the deficiency and enclose a cure certification or new ballot. You will receive such notice (which must also include information on how to vote in-person during the early voting period and on Election Day):
- by email as well as mail, if your email address is on file
- by phone if you did not provide an email address but did provide a phone number.
The cure certification must be received by the county board of elections by 5 p.m. the day before county canvass. The cure certification may be submitted to the county board office by fax, email, in person, or by mail or commercial carrier. If you appear in person at the county board office, you may also be given, and can complete, a new cure certification.