Ninety-four percent of the Oregonians with problem ballots have yet to fix theirs, and the deadline to do so is Tuesday evening. That may not seem like a lot, but 6 percent — or 752 people — is significantly more ballot corrections than the Secretary of State normally sees following an election, spokesman Tony Green said. Only about 2 percent of people usually correct their ballot. Their ballots had a signature that didn’t match what their county clerk had on file. Why the bump in signature fixes? It’s likely due to the fact that for the first time the Secretary of State’s Office made the “challenged ballot” list public before the deadline.
Political parties, advocacy groups and politicians could all access the list and call people on it to remind them to make sure their vote counted. The Statesman Journal also created a searchable, online database with all the names.
In Polk County, 13 of 152 people fixed theirs, according to the latest numbers provided by the Secretary of State. “We don’t have any statistics, but just feeling it, it seems like it’s a little higher than normal,” Polk County Clerk Val Unger said. “I think that just because of the people being contacted that there are more coming in.”
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