Was Your Vote Counted?

Was Your Vote Counted Last Election?

Voter suppression undermines faith in government wherever it occurs. Thank goodness it isn’t happening here in Sonoma County.

Or is it?

In a Sonoma County case, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit to find out why as many as 45,000 California ballots weren’t counted in last November’s election. The issue raised in the lawsuit is the way our signatures are verified when we vote by mail.

“People should not be denied their right to vote because a government official doesn’t like their penmanship, but that’s exactly what is happening in California,” said Michael Risher, an ACLU staff attorney, in a written statement.

Read more about the case:

LA Times – John Myers >>

SF Gate – Bob Egelko >>

Read ACLU’s Announcement >>

Read ACLU’s Petition for Writ of Mandate >>

To follow up on the status of your mail-in ballot after you have voted, always check online or call the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters >>

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