Help voters fix their rejected ballots through ‘ballot curing’

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Help voters fix their rejected ballots through ‘ballot curing’

Help voters fix their rejected ballots with 'ballot curing'

Ballot curing’ is a two step process that helps voters correct errors in their ballot.

Volunteer to help cure ballots

“A voter who mailed in a ballot may not have it count, for any number of reasons, unless it is timely “cured.”  This means calling voters with a ballot problem and helping them fix it.  Voters will be very grateful for your help, as you are making sure their votes count. All you need is a computer and a phone. You will be very well trained, and guided at any point you need it. Every ballot cured means that all choices that voter made will be counted. None would, if it weren’t cured.  This is vital work.” – Heidi Fiske/Bill Sussman.

Absentee/mail-in ballots must meet a variety of state requirements to be verified and counted. All 50 states require voters to provide valid signatures on their absentee/mail-in ballot return documents. In the event of a missing signature or a discrepancy in signature matching, 24 states require officials to notify voters and allow voters to correct signature errors through a process called ballot curing. Ballot curing is a two-part process that involves notification and correction. States that do not have a ballot curing process do not count ballots with missing or mismatched signatures.
Source: BallotPedia

Volunteer training

Several state Democratic parties are training volunteers and once trained you can call voters to help cure ballots. Curing stops on election night in Michigan and Wisconsin, so they are important to do early. The second most common foreign language in MI is Arabic and they desperately need Arabic speakers for their Voter Assistance Hotline; contact me if you, or anyone you know, can help, and I will pass it along to the MI folks. Here are some upcoming training classes. Training is given at the start of each Zoom shift, and trainers stay on Zoom throughout for questions. You start calling voters during the Zoom shift, after the training.  All times are Eastern, except Wisconsin (Central time) and Nevada (Pacific time).

GA training and calling 
MI training and calling
NC training (before the election)
NC calling (on Election Day)
NV weekdays, training and calling (only the 2-5 PM shifts are ballot cure)
NV weekend, training and calling  (only the 3-6 PM shifts are ballot cure)
OH training and calling
WI training and calling 

TakeAway: Democracy is on the ballot. Volunteer to help voters by explaining ‘ballot curing.

Deepak
DemLabs


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