Don’t Spoil Your Ballot

I just voted in Madison, and even though there were clear instructions about this posted in the voting booth itself, the ballot was still a little visually confusing.

If you are not voting in a senate recall race, you may cast TWO votes – one for Governor and one for Lt. Governor.

If you are voting in a senate recall race, you may cast THREE votes – one for Governor, one for Lt. Governor and one for Senator.

If your ballot is rejected by the machine because of an over-vote (voting for too many candidates), you may ask election officials for a replacement ballot. You may also ask for a new ballot if you make a mistake before inserting the ballot into the machine.

The Wisconsin Election Protection group says this:

“You only get to vote for ONE candidate for governor. NOT one per party! You CAN vote for different parties amongst the races (i.e. a Republican for Governor and a Democrat for Lt. Governor), but only one candidate per race!

“Any questions on voting? Our attorneys are standing by here and at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) or tweet them @EPWisco!”

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One Comment on “Don’t Spoil Your Ballot”

  1. Lisa Mux May 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Thanks for putting this info together, Rebecca!

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