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Only around 200 ballots need to be cured in DeKalb County, not the much larger number being circulated on social media.

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According to election officials in DeKalb County, GA, only about 200 ballots -  0.2% of the total number of absentee ballots returned in the county - have been rejected. This number is a fraction of the much larger figure being incorrectly circulated on social media. County officials note that each voter will be contacted by phone or overnight mail so they may cure their rejected ballots. Georgia is among the many states that now allow voters to correct (cure) their ballots if there are errors like a missing or non-matching signature.

Last updated Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:34 PM EST

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Official Response from the Dekalb County Board of Registration and Elections →

Georgia Secretary of State Absentee Voter File →

More Information

Estimated Rejected Ballot Count in GA - US Elections Project