Unsigned Ballot Envelopes

When a ballot envelope is unsigned, the inspector of election must set it aside and cannot count it toward quorum since an unsigned ballot envelope is invalid. At the inspector's option, the member may be contacted so he or she can sign the envelope assuming a retum address is on the envelope.

Members who omit signing their ballot envelope may go to the inspector's office, present an I.D., and sign the envelope in the inspector's presence, assuming it included a return address.

Inspectors of election should not discard any ballots or outside envelopes. While the Davis-Stirling Act only requires the preservation of ballots, the best practice is to.retain the outside envelopes for at least one year.


Returning Ballots to Inspector of Elections

Ballots That Are Blank


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