Ask your state senator to vote YES on SB 42 for better ballot security!
Elections in Utah are now run almost entirely by mail. Registered voters receive a ballot in the mail along with a return envelope to mail the ballot back to county clerks to be counted. The return envelope contains a signature line for voters, which is essential for county clerks in verifying a voter’s identity when the ballot envelope is returned.
Some counties use envelopes that do not cover the signature line of the voter, so a voter’s signature is exposed as the envelope makes its way through the mail system. It is possible to use a type of ballot return envelope that covers the voter’s signature while in transit, but this is not currently required in Utah law. If a voter’s signature is visible while it is going through the mail system, it leaves open the possibility of it being copied or stolen for nefarious purposes.
Simply click “Start Writing” to ask your state legislator to vote YES on SB 42.