How do you avoid an overvote?

To avoid overvoting when on a punch card, optical scan or paper ballot voting system.

  • Be sure to read the voting instructions for the voting system used in your election district.
  • If you inadvertently vote for more than the allowed number of candidates for a particular office ask for a new ballot before the defective ballot is cast. If you have not cast the ballot, the district election board is obligated to provide you with a replacement ballot upon request.
  • Examples of instructions for voting should be similar to the following:
    • Vote for one
    • Vote for not more than two
    • Voter for not more than three

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1. What is an overvote?
2. What is the result of an overvote?
3. How do you avoid an overvote?
4. What is undervoting?
5. What if I need help?