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.
Step 3: 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.