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Vote By Mail Ballot Processing

Ballots cast by mail in Los Angeles County undergo a six stage validation process prior to being counted on election night. Stage one is incoming ballot envelope inspection. In this stage vote by mail ballot envelopes collected from the postal service (or from one of the county’s secure drop boxes) are sorted by postmark and inspected for required signature and any signs of tampering.