How voters can 'cure' their ballots

CityLab Daily

Saving votes: In the few remaining key states where votes are still being counted and where razor-thin margins separate the tallies of the two leading U.S. presidential candidates, canvassers are knocking on doors, making phone calls and sending texts to voters whose mail-in ballots were rejected for missing or mismatched signatures. The little-known process is called ballot curing, and with historic levels of mail-in voting this year, it's become a significant election protection tool in battleground states like Nevada, where thousands of ballots couldn't yet be counted.

For both parties, ballot curing is seen as key while remaining votes are tallied, writes Laura Bliss. In Georgia, Democrats are training and dispatching volunteers in key urban counties around Atlanta that could determine a decisive lead for former Vice President Joe Biden, while in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Republicans filed suit in federal court to block a similar effort. Today on CityLab: Ballot Curing: An Election Protection Tool for 2020

-Linda Poon

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