Hundreds of Clark County voters’ ballots are in limbo, illustrating the problem of rejected ballots.
The non-profit, non-partisan group “Vote Washington” has tracked 1,383 rejected ballots from Clark County so far, mostly from people in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal.
Common listed reasons for rejection include the ballots are not signed, a signature does not match, or the ballot is just listed as a “hold” or “review.”
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she’s trying to fix the problems. “We’re actually working with the performance audit section of the State Auditor’s office who’s drilling down and looking at ballot rejection rates, to see if there’s some sort of pattern,” says Wyman.
Ballots marked rejected can still be resolved with the county auditor. Signature challenge issues, have to be fixed no later than 5 p.m. on November 23rd.
So far 143,235 ballots from Clark County voters are accepted.
Voters can check this website to see if their ballot’s been rejected and why.