BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota election officials are working to comply with a federal judge’s order forcing the state to notify and provide a remedy for voters whose mail-in ballots are rejected due to signature discrepancies.
U.S. District Judge Peter Welte’s ruled late Wednesday.
North Dakota’s June 9 primary will be conducted entirely by mail after all 53 counties chose to avoid in-person voting due to the coronavirus.
Advocacy groups sued the state last month over a law that requires signatures on absentee ballots and ballot applications to match.
The state didn’t notify voters if their ballot was rejected for a mismatched signature.