Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office is sending notices to voters whose ballots were received damaged or with mismatched signatures. These ballots must be “cured” before they can be counted or recreated in the case of a damaged ballot. Here are the top things that voters need to know about curing their ballot:
- The signature on the ballot must match the voter’s signature on file. If it does not match, the voter will be notified that they must cure their ballot by verifying personal identifying information. This can be done via mail, fax, phone, or in person, and it must be done by June 20. If you receive a letter stating that your ballot is challenged due to a signature mismatch, please takes the steps outlined in the letter to cure your ballot. This can easily be done over the phone by calling 775-328-3670.
- Ballots that are received damaged, or the ballot is missing from the envelope, must be recreated. Voters must come to the Registrar of Voters Business Office in person by June 14 to do this. Please note that if a person’s ballot was damaged or missing ballots a new ballot MUST be completed on or before June 14.
- The Registrar sends continual communication with voters when there is an issue or question about a ballot or voter registration. If you receive subsequent letters or phone calls, please respond so we can ensure that your challenged ballot can be cured and counted.
The Registrar of Voters Business Office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the weekend and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, June 14. The Registrar’s Office Vote Center is in the lobby atrium of the County Complex, and ballot curing and other business matters will be available in the Registrar’s Business Office down the hall from the atrium. The County Complex and the Registrar’s Business Office are located at 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, Building A.
For more information, visit www.washoecounty.gov/voters.