How do you know that the ballot comes from me?
  • The signature on the outer return envelope of your voted ballot is verified against the signature in your voter registration record.  If you registered electronically or through the Motor Voter system, the signature is most likely the one on your WA Driver's License/ID card.
  • If you forget to sign your ballot or the signature is not a match to the signature on file, we will send you a letter requesting you to correct the signature issue on your ballot allowing us to process and count your ballot. 
  • If your signature can be verified, you are credited for voting.  This credit prevents any other ballot being accepted and ensures that only one ballot from each voter is counted.

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1. Who can view ballots being processed? Are there witnesses while ballots are being counted to ensure there is no bias?
2. How does the elections department process my ballot securely?
3. How do you know that the ballot comes from me?
4. How are my votes kept private?
5. Why do vote totals change and races "flip" in the days following the election?
6. How do we know that the ballot tabulation systems are secure?
7. How do I know my vote choices are counted accurately?