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Letter: Right signature?

FYI for all you early and mail-in voters: I voted by mail on Oct. 13 before leaving for Asia. I have always voted by mail with no problem. This week, though, my office manager texted me a copy of this letter I received from the Garfield County clerk stating that the office was “unable to verify my signature.” I have to sign the letter and provide proof of identity — a little difficult from 9,000 miles away.

I called the county clerk, who was very helpful, and I have to scan, sign and email the form back along with copy of my passport. They said my ballot signature looked different than the signature on my voter card. I am sure my signature looks different from day to day, much less from 12 years ago.

This I can and will do. However, I want to warn you last-minute voters by mail that your vote may not count. I voted over two weeks ago, and am only having an opportunity to fix this because they had time to process it before Election Day.

My advice: Go in person and vote at county clerk office, or maybe include a copy of your driver’s license (or other approved ID) with your mail in ballot.

Harmony Scott


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