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By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Signatures matter when voting


Last updated 2/1/2022 at 7:44am

RITZVILLE – With ballots for the upcoming special election to be dropped off or post marked by Feb. 8, Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt reminds voters to sign their own return envelope.

“A lot of people think we never look at signatures,” she said, noting it’s not tru.

The signature on each returned envelope is manually compared to the signature on file at the Adams County Elections Office. Even in larger counties, this one-by-one examination of signatures happens with each returned envelope.

Envelopes with signatures that don’t appear to match are set aside by the elections admin...

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