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Absentee Voters

If you mailed your vote in for Florida's primary, it may not have been counted.

With a record number of people in Florida voting by absentee ballot this year, the potential for votes not being counted rose.

That's because voters forget to sign their ballots.

Voting rights group "State Voices" says that adds up to ballets being tossed out without voters knowing in some cases.

Brad Ashwell with "State Voices" said, "the problem we've discovered is that five of the counties aren't notifying voters that they've received unsigned ballots.  There's a process where they can come in and cure the ballot, but they aren't being notified or told, so it's very possible about 871 votes just didn't count."

It is the voter's responsibility to find out whether they signed their absentee ballots, but many counties notify people if they receive a ballot without a signature and give them the chance to re-do it.