If you receive a call or mail from King County Elections regarding the signature on your ballot return envelope, please respond promptly in order to make sure your ballot can be counted, even if Election Day has passed.
We contact voters if they've forgotten to sign the oath on the back of the return envelope or if the signature on the return envelope does not match the signature we have on file. Trained employees compare the signature on every mailed ballot envelope with the signature on the voter's registration.
Voters must resolve issues with their signatures prior to certification. For the February 12, 2013 special election, the deadline is February 25.
The mailing from King County includes instructions and deadlines for returning documents. Voters with questions can call 206-205-5686 for assistance.
If you have moved from one address in King County to another, you can report your new King County address by calling us at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
To be eligible to vote in your new precinct or under your new name, you must update your record no later than 29 days prior to the election.
Why your signature is important
King County Elections compares the signatures of returned ballot envelopes against the signature on file with your voter registration. If you forget to sign the envelope or the signatures don’t match, Election officials will attempt to contact by phone and mail to take care of the problem.