8230.4375 Write-In Votes

Published: 2015

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8230.4375 WRITE-IN VOTES.


At a general election, after the ballot counter has been secured against receiving additional ballots, election judges shall determine if a write-in vote exists.


If a valid write-in vote exists, the election judges shall determine whether the write-in vote has caused an overvote. If the write-in vote has caused an overvote, the ballot is defective for that office only.


If a write-in vote is determined to be valid and no overvote condition exists, the election judges shall enter the candidate's name and the office on the write-in vote tally sheet.


At the discretion of the county auditor, the processing described in items B and C may be done at the office of the local election official or county auditor rather than at the precinct polling place.