I have been blogging on the absentee by mail vote numbers for the past couple of weeks. At the end of each of my blogs I have included a chart of “problem ballots” returned to the county boards of elections. The county boards’ assign a category to each of the ballots that ranges anywhere from “Voter Signature Missing” to “Witness Info Incomplete”.
Some other status categories for problem ballots are at best vague, if not downright troublesome; they include: “Duplicate”, “Wrong Voter”, “Rejected”, “Not Voted”, “Pending” and my favorite “Returned After Deadline”. Wake County is the only county to determine that 3 of the returned ballots have “Signature Different”.
If you are concerned about the status of these ballots – take a look at the latest chart and start with your home county. You may request more information (including information about the voter) from your local Board of Elections. You may end up helping a voter cast a ballot that is accepted and counted by the Board of Elections.