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Must Sign Ballot Envelopes

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WASHINGTON--Hundreds of people seem to think if they are not voting in the Presidential primary, they don't have to sign their ballot envelopes.

That is not true. Benton and Franklin County Auditor's say you must sign your ballot envelopes either way.

If you're voting in the election, check the box for the party you are voting for and sign underneath. If you do not sign, your vote for school levies will not count.

"They still need to sign their ballot," says Zona Lenhart, Franklin County Auditor. Signing their ballot does not mean they are participating in the partisan election. It just means their school ballot will count. Failure to sign will mean that their school ballot, that we are not able to count their school ballot. They really need to sign."

If you don't sign, you'll be joining 400 people in Benton and Franklin Counties.

Like them, you will receive a letter and your original ballot envelope from your county's Auditor's office letting you know that you didn't sign.

Simply sign the envelope and return it as soon as possible to your Auditor's office.