Marking Your Ballot
Mark your ballot using a dark ballpoint pen. Draw a single line to connect the head and tail of the arrow that points to your choice.
Do: Use a dark ballpoint pen, draw a single line to connect the arrows of your choice.
- Use a pencil.
- Draw the line more than once.
- Use a felt tip pen.
- Use white-out.
- Make stray marks on your ballot.
- Sign or initial your ballot.
To vote for a qualified WRITE-IN Candidate, write the person’s name on the blank line provided using a dark ballpoint pen. Draw a single line to connect the head and tail of the arrow that points to your choice.
Place your voted ballot in the Secrecy Sleeve or Provisional Ballot Envelope provided, and return it to a poll worker to be deposited in the Ballot Box.
If you make a mistake, you are entitled to a maximum of three opportunities to cast a ballot, including the original ballot issued (Elections Code §14288). Return the spoiled ballot to a poll worker and a replacement ballot will be issued to you.
Do NOT sign or initial your ballot. A signed or initialed ballot can not be counted.