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Auditor: Expossed ballot signatures do not pose security risk

Auditor: Expossed ballot signatures do not pose security risk

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Whatcom County Auditor is reassuring voters that there is no privacy risk to having their signature displayed on the outside of their ballot.

Debbie Adelstein says the state did away with the requirement for an extra flap to cover signatures several years ago.

Most counties, including Whatcom, have phased it out.

Play Debbie Adelstein on ballot signatures

She says registered voters’ information and signatures are public record, already.

If voters are still concerned, they can drop off their ballots in a secure U.S. Postal Service mail box or in a county ballot drop box.

Ballots are due Tuesday, November 5.