18,000 vote by mail ballots not counted in recent FL primary

Derek Cressman

While voting by mail may be preferable to long lines (that cause people not to vote) and exposure to COVID-19, no voting system is perfect. Ballots that are received after the deadline, or that are not properly signed on the return envelop are not counted in official results, as demonstrated by the recent Florida election where 1.3 percent of the ballots sent in were not counted. If you choose to vote by mail, ensure to properly sign it and mail it in (or drop it off) in time.