Curing Your Ballot FAQs

What does it mean to cure my ballot? Why has my ballot been rejected?

The county Board of Elections, in certain circumstances, will conduct extra comparison on your voter signature and inputed signature to ensure that you are voting under your name. However, your signature can change for various valid reasons. As a result, New Jersey has rejected thousands of ballots every election because of slight discrepencies in your signatures. In order to resolve this issue and have your vote counted, you can "cure" your ballot.

How do I cure my ballot?

(steps courtesy of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice)

As long as you submitted your completed Cure Form in time and the information provided verifies your identity, your ballot will be counted. Your county will not conduct another signature match.

Need Voting Assistance?

Feel free to contact LWVNJ's toll-free Voter Hotline and connect with us!

+1 (800) 792-VOTE (8683)