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By Steve Duenkel
Mason County Auditor 

From the Auditor

The importance of ballot signatures


August 24, 2023

In our current election system, your signature on your ballot return envelope is of utmost importance. Your signature affirms the declaration printed on the envelope that under penalty of perjury you meet the qualifications to vote and you have not voted in any other jurisdiction in that election. The declaration also informs voters that it is illegal to vote if they are not a United States citizen; are incarcerated for a felony conviction; and that it is illegal to cast a ballot or sign a ballot declaration on behalf of another voter. A person willfully violating these provisions is guilty...

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