Over 82,000 ballots in Washington's primary have been rejected for issues around the party declaration box. But there is hope! Find out whether you fucked up your ballot, and how you can fix it.
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Washington's using a vote-by-mail primary to decide the nominees for the two major political parties. There's a lot of very skippable backstory here, but suffice it to say this is the first time the primary has really mattered for Democratic voters.
Well, as required by the Powers That Be to ensure that, oh say, Trump voters don't try to meddle in the Democratic Primary, voters MUST choose one choice in the Party Declaration box for their vote to be counted:
We hope not! Type your first and last name above, tap 'Search →' and find your voter record. We tried to give you the clearest answer possible in the last column.
Our data is updated daily as soon as it's available, but it's always a snapshot in time ( whereas, the process itself continues on in real time ). It probably means your ballot hasn't been received or processed yet, so try again in a few days, but you might also try using your legal name ( e.g. "Robert" instead of "Bob", etc.)
Yes, there's still hope! You should get a form in the mail ( and possibly, a phone call ) with instructions on how to correct ( or, “cure” ) your ballot so it can be counted.
You can go full I'd Like To Speak To The Manager Mode. Contact your county auditor to inquire about your cure form and your ballot. There may very well be options to print up a replacement, or pick one up from your County Elections department.
'Received' is just an acknowledgement that your ballot has successfullly arrived for processing. But 'Accepted' or 'Rejected' is a step after that. Check back in a few days.
So, two possible avenues for recourse here: