How is by mail voting (i.e. "absentee ballot voting") kept secure?

Signature requirements for mailed ballots allow election officials to verify a mailed ballot has been filled out by the correct voter.  Signatures on file are compared with those on the envelope containing mailed ballots.  Measures are in place to ensure ballots are as private as those completed at a polling booth.  Mailed ballots are typically delivered to and picked up from the post office by two election office staff and transported in a secure container. These ballots are also processed by teams of election staff to ensure the integrity of the counting process. 

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1. When may I register to vote?
2. Do I have to register for each election?
3. Where can I register to vote?
4. May I register to vote by mail?
5. Can I vote by absentee ballot?
6. Can you automatically mail me a ballot for each election?
7. May I pick up an absentee ballot for my spouse?
8. I have power of attorney for my family member, can I pick up an absentee ballot for him/her?
9. How do I get to vote absentee in every election?
10. How can I be added to the Permanent Absentee Application List?
11. I’m on the permanent list, why didn’t I receive a ballot?
12. If I am on the list or receive an absentee ballot do I have to vote absentee?
13. What more can you tell me about the voting machines?
14. How is by mail voting (i.e. "absentee ballot voting") kept secure?
15. How do I know election security procedures are being followed?
16. How are election results verified?