When the Elections Office receives a voted mail ballot without the voter’s signature on the return envelope, the Elections Office is unable to count that mail ballot. However, California law allows voters another chance to correct their ballot up to 8 days after the election. These voters are notified by mail that they may:
- Go to the Elections Office to sign the mail ballot return envelope in person, or
- Complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement.
If you received a letter from the Elections Office stating that your mail ballot return envelope was not signed, go to the Elections Office to sign your envelope, or complete and return one of the following forms:
- Unsigned Ballot Statement for Consolidated Election (English) [available soon]
- Unsigned Ballot Statement for Consolidated Election (Spanish) [available soon]
For the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Election, unsigned mail ballot return envelopes must be corrected by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in order for the ballot to be counted.