Elections, politics, Washington County

Last day to correct ‘challenged’ ballots is Tuesday, November 17

Two ballots are dropped off in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley

If you are one of the roughly 1,800 voters in Washington County that received a notice from the Washington County Elections office that your ballot had been challenged, tomorrow — Tuesday, November 17 — is your last day to fix that ballot.

As part of the process to ensure that ballots are cast fairly and elections rules are followed, the signature on the envelope is checked against what's on file by a human county elections staff member. If they don't match, the ballot is "challenged" and a notice is mailed to the voter. The voter must address the issue no later than 14 days after the election — Nov. 17 — or their vote is not counted.

Notices to impacted voters are sent via mail. If the voter does not prove . . .

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