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Over the years local election officials have seen a variety of mistakes, including people using a check mark or X instead of of filling in the oval.
Sometimes a voter will change their mind after filling in the oval for one person and mark up the ballot to indicate they want to vote for a different person, perhaps by writing a note or scribbling out the first oval. Marking more than one oval in a race that only permits a single vote will cause that part of the ballot to not be counted, Montgomery County Board of Directions Director Jan Kelly said.
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Voters who make a mistake should contact the board to get a replacement ballot and return the marred one.
Ohio’s General Election is Nov. 3. Absentee voting starts on Oct. 6.
To learn more see our full story on how to vote early by absentee ballot or in person.
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