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Signature Challenges

Signature challenges occur when a voter does not sign the back of the ballot return envelope or when the signature on the return envelope does not match the signature(s) in their voter registration record. Any voter with a signature challenge can fix the issue and have their ballot counted by filling out and returning a form to King County Elections before the day the election results are certified. 當選民忘記在其選票回郵信封背面簽名,或者回郵信封上的簽名與其選民登記記錄中的簽名不吻合時,就會產生簽名被質疑的問題。任何有簽名被質疑的選民都可以在選舉結果獲認證那天之前,通過填寫表格及將其寄回選舉部,便可解決問題以及其選票方能得以計算。

Yes. All voters who have their signature challenged are sent a letter the next business day that explains the issue and includes a signature challenge form along with a postage-paid return envelope they can use to return the form. If the voter has provided an email address or phone number to King County Elections, they will also be sent emails and phone calls notifying them that there is an issue with their signature and asking them to contact King County Elections for more information. Any voter who has not fixed their signature issue 3 days before the deadline is sent a second reminder call and email. 會的。選舉部會在發現問題的下一個工作天致函所有簽名被質疑的選民,解釋這個問題及隨信附上一個簽名被質疑表格和已付郵資的回郵信封,方便選民使用寄回表格。如果選民曾向金郡選舉部提供電郵地址或電話,選舉部便會發送電郵及致電通知選民有關其簽名問題,並要求他們聯絡金郡選舉部以了解詳細情況。任何尚未在截止日期前三天內解決其簽名問題的選民都會收到第二次的提示電話和電郵。

Most signature issues occur when the signature on the ballot return envelope does not match the signature(s) in that voter’s voter registration record or when the voter simply forgets to sign the ballot return envelope. 大多數簽名問題都是選票回郵信封上的簽名與該選民登記記錄的簽名不吻合, 又或者當選民只不過忘記簽署選票回郵信封。

For information on specifically why your signature was challenged, contact King County Elections. 有關您的簽名為何被質疑的詳細資訊,請與金郡選舉部聯絡。

If your signature has been challenged, you must fix the issue with your signature in order to have your ballot counted. You can do this by returning a signature challenge form to King County Elections before the day the election results are certified, which occurs 1-3 weeks after Election Day, depending on the type of election. If you do not fix the signature issue in time, your ballot will not be counted for that election. 如果您的簽名被質疑,您必須以您的簽名來解決問題,您的選票方能得以被計算。 選舉結果獲認證日會根據選舉的類型,發生在選舉日之後的一至三個星期, 您可以在那日之前將一個簽名被質疑表格交回金郡選舉部來解決問題。 如果您不及時解決簽名問題,您的選票將不會在該次選舉中被計算。

You can fix your signature challenge by filling out and returning a signature challenge form to King County Elections. How you need to fill out and sign the form can vary depending on the specific reason your signature was challenged, so make sure to read and follow the instructions carefully. 您可以通過填寫一個簽名被質疑表格及將其交回到金郡選舉部來解決簽名被質疑問題。 您要如何填寫表格則依據您簽名被質疑的具體原因而異, 因此請務必仔細閱讀及按照說明進行處理。

King County Elections mails a signature challenge form to every voter with a signature challenge issue, and emails a signature challenge form to every voter that has provided an email address. In addition, if you have a signature challenge you can download and print a signature challenge form in the Ballot Tracker tab on our My Voter Information page. 金郡選舉部向每個有簽名被質疑的選民郵寄一個簽名被質疑表格,並以電郵發送一個簽名被質疑表格給每個已提供電郵地址的選民。此外,如果您有簽名被質疑問題,您可以在我們的 My Voter資訊 頁上的選票追蹤器Tab鍵下載及列印一個簽名被質疑表格。

You can always see whether or not your ballot has been counted by checking the Ballot Tracker tab on our My Voter Information page. 您可以隨時透過在 My Voter資訊 頁上的選票追蹤器Tab鍵查看您的選票是否已被計算。

The signatures in your voter registration record may be old and no longer accurate. Signatures can naturally change over time, so if the only signature in your voter registration record is a few years old it may no longer reflect your current signature. 您的選民登記記錄中的簽名可能已經過時及不再準確。個人簽名可以隨着時間的推移而有自然變化,所以如果在您選民登記記錄中那唯一的簽名是幾年前的話,其可能不再反映您現時的簽署。

  • You can add a new signature to your voter registration record by filling out a voter registration form . 您可以透過填寫一份 選民登記表格 , 便可為您的選民登記記錄添加一個新的簽名。
  • If you have a Washington State driver’s license or Washington State ID card, you can also update your registration online , which will add the signature from your driver’s license or state ID card to your voter registration record. 如果您持有華盛頓州駕駛執照或華盛頓州身份證,則可以在 網上更新您的登記 , 這樣會將駕駛執照或州身份證上的簽名加添到您的選民登記記錄中。

For every ballot that is returned during an election, King County Elections staff compare the signature on the back of the return envelope to the signature(s) in the voter registration record for that voter. This process is required by Washington State law in order to make sure that the voter the ballot was mailed to is the voter who filled out and returned the ballot. Any ballot return envelope with a signature that does not match is flagged and reviewed by a second staff member before being challenged and set aside until the voter returns a signature challenge form. 對於在選舉期間每個交回的選票, 金郡選舉部工作人員將回郵信封上的簽名與該選民的選民登記記錄中簽名進行比較。 這個過程是華盛頓州法律所規定的,以確保郵寄給選民的選票,就是由該選民所填投及交回的。 任何選票交回信封上的簽名不吻合,將由第二個工作人員加以標記及審查, 然後才提出被質疑和放在指定處,直到選民交回簽名被質疑表格為止。

Under Washington State law, whether or not a voter has turned in their ballot and whether or not they have a signature issue is considered public information. Candidates and other organizations can request this information to see which voters in King County have outstanding signature issues. Some of these organizations then use this information to try to help voters fix their signature issues so their ballots can be counted. 根據華盛頓州法律,選民是否已經交回其選票,而他們是否有簽名被質疑問題均屬於公開資訊。候選人和其它團體可以要求這些資訊,以看看哪些在金郡的選民有顯著的簽名問題。其中一些團體然後使用這些資訊來幫助選民解決其簽名問題,這樣他們的選票就可以得以被計算。

Please note that King County Elections never provides anyone with information on how you voted, just whether or not your ballot has been returned. King County Elections also never provides anyone with information on your phone number or email address. If you are not comfortable with a campaign or any other organization returning your signature challenge form for you, you can always return your form directly to King County Elections. 請注意,金郡選舉部從來沒有向任何人提供有關您如何投票的資訊,而只提供您的選票是否已經交回。金郡選舉部亦從來沒有向任何人提供有關您的電話號碼或電郵地址。如果您對競選活動或任何其它團體替您交回簽名被質疑表格而感到不舒服,您可以隨時將您的表格直接交回 金郡選舉部

If you have any more questions, please contact King County Elections. 如果您有更多其它問題,請與金郡選舉部聯絡。