HOW TO MARK YOUR BALLOT
Orange County uses digital scan voting equipment. To mark your choice, complete the oval to the left of your selection using the special pens provided in the voting booth.
If you should make a mistake, do not make any other marks on your ballot – this may cause your vote not to count. Ask an election worker for assistance in receiving a replacement ballot. By law, you may not receive more than two additional ballots.
If you vote for more candidates in a race than what is indicated in the title of the race, your vote in that race will not count. This is called an overvote.
You may choose not to vote on a Vote for One race or not to make multiple choices on a Vote for Two (or three, or four) race. This is called an undervote. The tabulator will count all properly marked races.
To vote for a qualified write-in candidate (whose name is not printed on the ballot), fill in the oval to the left of the blank line provided for a write-in candidate and write the name of the qualified candidate on the line.
Review Your Choices carefully before proceeding to the tabulator and inserting your ballot. A message will be displayed on the tabulator screen if you have overvoted any of the races or inserted a blank ballot. However, a message will not be displayed if you have under voted any race. The tabulator will count all properly marked races.
Once a ballot is secured in the ballot bin, it may not be retrieved.