What is a reissued ballot?

Ballots are reissued when your residential address has changed after ballots were mailed.  “Mailed” in this case means when the mailing labels were created.  In many cases, this change in residential address has changed your precinct.  The reissued ballot is the correct ballot for your address.  The change in precinct, may or may not change the races and measures on the ballot.  The reissued ballot contains an explanation as to why you are receiving the new ballot and includes our contact information for any questions you may have. 

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1. What is the statewide voter registration database?
2. Who maintains the voter registration database?
3. How often is the voter registration database updated?
4. What happens when a ballot is received by an Elections Office?
5. Why might someone get a second ballot?
6. How close to an election can I change my voter registration information?
7. If I have already returned my ballot and its been “accepted” will a second ballot be issued if I update my voter registration information?
8. What is a replacement ballot?
9. What is a reissued ballot?
10. What happens when a second ballot is issued?
11. What happens if I only return the first ballot?
12. What happens if I return both?
13. Are there ever mistakes?
14. What are some other security measures to make sure that votes are being properly counted?
15. What should a voter do if they believe the received a ballot in error?
16. Where can I get more information on the voting process in Washington State?