Signature Verification

A few voters in Mesa County who have chosen to vote through mail may find themselves jumping over one extra hurdle before elections officials will count their votes.

A voter brought a document to the attention of 11 News. He says he sent in his mail ballot and received a letter back asking him to verify his signature.
Mesa County elections officials say that they have two signature experts on hand, one republican and one democrat, who work together to compare the voters signatures on their mail–in ballots to other official documents. If they feel the signature doesn't match, a form will be sent for the voter to sign and return and if that’s not done, the vote will not count.

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich says that of 44,000 voters only 94 have been sent the verification form. Another reason you may get the letter is if you've registered to vote through mail and they need to double check your identity.


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