At the Polls:
· Use the pen provided in the voting booth at the polls.
· Mark only one choice per race. (Unless indicated otherwise)
Vote-by-Mail (absentee) Ballot:
· Use a black pen if voting by mail.
· If you make a mistake on a Vote-by-Mail ballot, do not erase or use white out.
Call the elections office for instructions. 352-498-1216
TERMS TO KNOW
The write-in candidate must be a QUALIFIED candidate. Check with your precinct clerk for a list of qualified write -in candidates.
When you make a mistake on your ballot, this is considered a Spoiled Ballot and you may ask for a replacement. You may receive up to two replacements for a total of three ballots.
An Overvote is when you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed in a race. If a race is overvoted, the Optical Scan Tabulator will rerutn the ballot to the voter. The Voter must then return the spoiled ballot to the clerk and receive a new ballot.
An Undervote is when you do not vote in a particular race. that race will not be counted. The Optical Scan Tabulater will not return the ballot to the voter unless the entire ballot is blank.