Will I be notified if my absentee ballot is rejected? Will I have a chance to remedy any deficiencies?

County Boards of Elections will contact voters when there are deficiencies with their absentee ballot. You should provide your phone number or email address on the request form in case the county board needs to contact you. 

We encourage voters to carefully read and follow the instructions that come with the ballot. We also encourage voters to request and return their absentee ballot as early as possible to ensure time remains to correct any issues. If an issue arises and you are unable to successfully cast an absentee ballot, you may still vote during the in-person early voting period or on Election Day.

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1. Do I need an excuse or special circumstance to vote by mail?
2. Can I sign up to receive a ballot for every election held?
3. Can someone request an absentee ballot for me?
4. What are acceptable ways to include my signature on my absentee ballot request form?
5. Do I need to include a copy of a photo ID with my absentee request form?
6. Are organizations allowed to send absentee request forms to voters?
7. How do I return my absentee request to the board of elections?
8. Can I pick up my ballot in person or does it have to be mailed to me?
9. What if a voter in a hospital, nursing home or other facility needs assistance voting by mail?
10. If I’ve received my ballot by mail, may I still vote in person?
11. May two people return their ballots in the same envelope?
12. May I return my friends’ and neighbors’ absentee ballots?
13. May I hand-deliver my voted absentee ballot?
14. If I drop off a sealed absentee ballot at an early voting site, do I have to wait in line?
15. How much does it cost to mail my ballot in?
16. Will I be notified if my absentee ballot is rejected? Will I have a chance to remedy any deficiencies?
17. What prevents someone from voting absentee and then voting again in-person?
18. What happens when my absentee ballot is received in the board of elections office?
19. If I have returned my voted absentee ballot, can I change my vote or go in person on election day instead?
20. What if my signature does not match my signature on file?