What if my signature does not match my signature on file?

The law does not require that the voter's signature on the envelope be compared with the voter's signature in their registration record. See the excerpt below from Numbered Memo 2021-03 (PDF):

County boards shall accept the voter's signature on the container-return envelope if it appears to be made by the voter, meaning the signature on the envelope appears to be the name of the voter and not some other person. Absent clear evidence to the contrary, the county board shall presume that the voter's signature is that of the voter, even if the signature is illegible. A voter may sign their signature or make their mark.

The law does not require that the voter's signature on the envelope be compared with the voter's signature in their registration record. Verification of the voter's identity is completed through the witness requirement. See also Numbered Memo 2020-15 (PDF), which explains that signature comparison is not permissible for absentee request forms.

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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?