Check the list for your name: Philadelphia ballots with errors, and how to fix them

Voters on this list can get a replacement ballot and return it by 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.

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Philadelphia voters who cast a mail ballot for the November election can check the below list of names to make sure there isn’t a problem with their ballot.

The Philadelphia City Commissioners on Saturday released a list of over 3,000 Philadelphia voters whose mail-in ballots were received with errors. The problems include:

  • Lack of a secrecy envelope
  • Lack of voter signature on the external envelope
  • Lack of date on the external envelope
  • Invalid date on the external envelope (some people seemingly thought they should write their date of birth, instead of the date of signing, for example)

Flawed ballots may not be counted, but there is still time for these voters to get a replacement and cast a valid vote. The process is called “curing” your ballot.

Counties’ ability to help voters “cure” flawed ballots has been a subject of controversy, but it is still allowed in Pennsylvania for this election. The Republican Party sued over this practice, aiming to stop it, and the case is still weaving its way through the courts, but will not affect the 2022 midterm elections.

Any Philadelphia voter on the lists below can still get a replacement ballot at the County Board of Elections office in City Hall Room 140 Tuesday through 5 p.m. or on Election Day from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Just like mail ballots that were received at voters’ addresses in recent weeks, these replacements can be dropped off at one of the secure locations throughout the city.

Those who cannot get to the Board of Elections office before 7:30 p.m. tomorrow due to a disability may authorize a designated agent to pick up and/or return their completed ballot. Here is a form needed to do so.

Voters on this list should try to get a replacement ballot they can cast normally, but if they can’t do so using the instructions above, they may cast a provisional ballot at their polling place.

Here is the list of ballots with errors, which is searchable by name:

 

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