NAPLES, Fla. – A small percentage of the more than 54,000 mail-in ballots submitted to the Collier County Supervisor of Election’s Office did not have a signature.
The 146 ballots previously would’ve been in jeopardy of not being counted, but a new court order now requires supervisors of elections to contact voters with an opportunity to fix it. A few mail-in ballots had signatures that didn’t match the signature on voters’ registration cards. Those voters will also receive affidavits notifying them of the issue and explaining how it can be addressed.
Signatures can change for a variety of reasons, like an illness, disability or aging, elections officials said.
Voters need to have their mail-in ballot signatures fixed by Monday at 5 p.m.