Cure Your Ballot

Make sure your ballot counts this year - track your ballot to check it has been accepted.

You can still "cure" your ballot in states including Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina.

*Check your email, especially your spam folder and any secondary inboxes, for any notices from your county. Any questions? Get in touch in the comment bubble below or email gotv@democratsabroad.org.

Arizona voters
1. Check your ballot status: https://my.arizona.vote/AbsenteeTracker.aspx
   [Website requires a Voter Identification number--check the email you received when you got your ballot]
2. If there is a problem or if you can't access the website, contact your county immediately to find out how to "cure" it
    [find contact info here]
3. Maricopa county ballot cure details
Deadline to Cure:  5th business day after federal election = Nov 10, 2020

Georgia voters
1. Check your ballot status: https://georgia.ballottrax.net/voter/ or  https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do
   [After you submit your information, go to "Click here for Absentee Ballot status" in lower left box]
2. If there is a problem, contact your county immediately [find contact info here]
3. You will need to send in a photo ID (US passport or military ID is ok) & Signature Cure affidavit confirming the ballot is yours
(You can send in ID and affidavit by email or fax)
Deadline to Cure:  3 days after election = Nov 6, 2020

Nevada voters

1. Check your ballot status: https://nevada.ballottrax.net/voter/ or  https://www.nvsos.gov/VoterSearch/ 
2. If there is a problem, contact your county clerk immediately (find contact info here)
3. You will need to confirm your signature belongs to you. The process is set up on a county by county basis.
Deadline to Cure:  7 days after federal election = Nov 12, 2020 at 5pm (Nevada time)

North Carolina voters

1. Check your ballot status: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
2. If there is a problem, contact your county clerk immediately (find contact info here)
3. You will need to provide an Absentee Cure Certification if your signature is missing or in the wrong place (you can send in the Absentee Cure Certification by email or fax)
Deadline to Cure:  7 days after federal election = Nov 12, 2020 at 5pm ET


More details on ballot "curing" 

Part of the process of counting absentee ballots is verifying that these have been submitted following the state election rules. If such a problem arises, the ballot may not be accepted and therefore not counted. Many states’ election laws provide for a process called ‘curing,’ which gives voters a chance to fix this problem so that their ballots can be counted.

Ballot curing entails two steps:

1. The Local Election Official identifies a problem including:

A) A voter’s signature doesn’t match the one on file. This can happen if a voter signs their ballot materials with a mouse or trackpad, making the signature
different from one written with a pen. If the signature on file is years or decades old, it may differ from the current signature.
B) A voter’s signature is missing or in the wrong place on the ballot
C) Witness information (where relevant) is incorrect or incomplete.

2. The LEO contacts the voter and offers a way to fix or “cure” the problem. Typically, the LEO will give the voter an affidavit to sign and return with a form of identification like a copy of a passport or state driver’s license. By completing this process, the ballot can then be counted. (For a complete list of the verification process by state, click here. For a list of states that allow signature correction, click here.)