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Many primary election mail-in ballots cast, not all counted

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Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 6:37 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - It was a record-breaking use of mail-in ballots during the primary election last week.

But not all those votes were counted.

Some were rejected for signatures that either didn’t match or were missing.

Marion County had the most rejected mail-in ballots with 326, more than 90% of those were missing signatures.

160 were rejected in Alachua County about a quarter of those ballots’ signatures did not match the one on file.

County-by-County Breakdown:

Alachua County:

  • 43 signatures rejected for not matching the file
  • 117 were rejected for having NO signature on them
  • 160 total rejected

Bradford County:

  • 2 signatures rejected for no signature or no matching signature
  • 2 total rejected

Columbia County:

  • 9 signatures rejected for not matching the file
  • 15 were rejected for having NO signature on them
  • 24 total rejected

Dixie County:

  • 11 total rejected for no signature or no matching signature
  • 11 total rejected

Gilchrist County:

  • 2 rejected for not matching the file
  • 3 were rejected for having NO signature on them
  • 5 total rejected

Levy County:

  • 25 rejected for no signature or no matching signature
  • 25 total rejected

Marion County:

  • 26 rejected for not matching the file
  • 300 were rejected for having NO signature on them
  • 326 total rejected

Union County:

  • 3 rejected for not matching the file
  • 3 rejected for having NO signature on them
  • 6 total rejected

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