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Ballot clarification

Dear Editor:

During the course of my campaigning, I have realized that there is some confusion among the electorate about how many county commissioner candidates in the contested District 4 race a person can vote for on the ballot. I have checked with the Clerk’s Office to clarify the rules, which are as follows:

You may only vote for one person on the ballot in the District 4 county commissioner race, even though the top two vote-getters will advance to the runoff election in November. If you have already returned a mail-in ballot on which you voted for two candidates, your ballot will be discarded, and your vote will not count. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to correct this situation at this time.

If you still have your mail-in ballot but have marked it incorrectly by voting for two candidates, you should go to the Clerk’s Office with your ballot. They will issue a new ballot over the counter, which you can fill out and return to them right away. Do not put your incorrect ballot in the mail!

If you are voting in person during the early voting period or on Election Day at a polling place and mark your ballot incorrectly with two votes, the machine will reject your ballot, and you will be issued a new one to redo correctly.

I hope this correct information reaches enough people in time so that more of your votes will count in the election.

Steve Child


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