Election Judge Dispels Facebook Post Regarding Initials on Ballots

October 20, 2020 - Due to a Facebook post circulating, we have had several people question the JF stamped on the back of the ballots.

Above is the code from the Secretary Of States office stating that the Election Judge must write or stamp their initials on the back of each ballot. This just determines if the ballot was voted early or on Election Day, in the case of any recounts.

The judges initials on the ballot does not void the ballot, and it is nothing to be concerned over. 

Editor's note: The election Judge for Shelby County is Jennifer Fountain.