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Dear Kane County voters
Kane County Ballots will be mailed on October 13, 2020. If you do not receive your ballot in the mail by October 23, 2020, please call us at 435-644-2458.
You can mail your ballot back, but the ballot must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day, November 2, 2020.
You can put your ballot in the secure drop box at the courthouse located at 76 N Main, Kanab, UT 84741, or hand deliver the ballot to the County Clerk’s Office up to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Just be sure to vote!
FYI – This is how Kane County processes ballots. When the ballots come in to the Clerk/Auditor’s office:
1. We stamp the returned envelope with the date received.
2. We unseal the affidavit flap (but NOT the envelope) and verify the signature.
We compare the signature to the scanned signatures on file or, if necessary, with the original voter documents.
3. If the signature does not match, we hold the ballot and contact the voter to “cure” the situation.
4. If the signature matches, the voter history is changed to “counted.”
5. We compare the printout of “counted” voters to the ballots to be counted. They must match. Then the ballots are separated into batches of 100.
6. We remove the affidavit and the still-sealed envelope moves to the next station.
7. Only after all passing all of these controls, the ballot envelope is opened.
8. We remove the ballot from the envelope without unfolding the ballot, so there is no way to know who voted a specific ballot. (We invite people to arrange a time to watch this process if they are interested.)
9. The ballots are scanned by the secure vote scanning equipment, which is tested, audited, and not connected to any network or to the Internet.
10. On Election Day we upload the images of the scanned ballots, and two or more impartial judges’ review and correct any marks that are unreadable by the system. Candidates and political parties may observe the entire election process.