Cure period for absentee and mail-in ballots – Ballotpedia

Absentee/mail-in ballots must meet a variety of state requirements to be verified and counted. In the 2020 election, all 50 states require voters to provide valid signatures on their absentee/mail-in ballot return documents. Thirty-two of these require election workers to match a voter’s signature on ballot return documents with the signature on record for that voter.

In the event that a ballot missing a signature or there is a discrepancy in signature matching, eighteen states require officials to notify voters and allow voters to correct signature errors through a process called ballot curing. [1] Ballot curing is a two-part process that involving notification and correction. States that do not have a ballot curing process do not count ballots with missing or mismatched signatures.

This article lists state laws on ballot curing in the 18 states with ballot curing provisions.

Cure period for absentee and mail-in ballots – Ballotpedia