Yes, the witness signature requirement for mail-in absentee ballots was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court on October 5.
- Under the court's order, any ballots received by county officials through October 7 will be counted regardless of whether the return envelope has a witness signature.
- To ensure your absentee ballot counts:
- Sign the voter's oath on the return envelope.
- Have a witness sign AND provide address. Any other person can be a witness.
- Return your ballot before 7:00 p.m. on November 3. Ballots can be returned in person or by mail. You should mail your ballot as soon as possible and at least a week before election day to allow time for delivery before the deadline.