Vote By Mail Ballot Extraction. 2020 Presidential Election, absentee ballots, ballots, coronavirus pandemic, election, election security, mail ballots, politics, vote by mail, voting.

Vote By Mail Ballot Extraction

Ballots cast by mail in Los Angeles County undergo a six stage validation process prior to being counted on election night. Step four is “ballot extraction” — mail ballot envelopes with valid signatures are sliced open so that workers can extract the enclosed ballot and ensure that it complies with marking instructions.