How to Vote a Paper Ballot

Incorrect marks have four ovals one with a checkmark, one with an X, one with half the oval filled in and one with a dot in the right side of the oval. Correct mark has an oval with the entirety shaded black.
  • To vote for a person, darken the oval to the left of the name of the candidate.
  • A write-in vote is allowed if a blank line is provided under the specific office. Print or write the name of your write-in choice clearly and darken the oval to the left of the write-in name.
  • To vote in favor of any question submitted upon the ballot, darken the oval to the left of the word "YES."
  • To vote against a question, darken the oval to the left of the word "NO."
  • Do not make any other marks on the ballot.
  • If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark the ballot, you may return it to the Election Office and receive a new one.
  • Place the voted ballot in the return envelope and seal securely.
  • Sign the envelope. For your ballot to be counted, by law, your signature and residence address must be on the envelope.
  • Your completed ballot must be returned by mail or hand-delivered to the Election Office. If after hours, use the drop box at the front entrance.
    • If returning in person: the ballot must be returned by 7:00 PM on Election Day to any polling place within the county or to the county election office.
    • If returning by mail: the ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the Friday after the election to be eligible to be counted.
  • Ballots may not be faxed.