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Secretary of State John H. Merrill Provides Clarification on Straight Ticket Voting


December 12, 2017 - MONTGOMERY - In an effort to provide clarification concerning questions our office has received regarding the Party Preference selection option located at the top of the Senate Special Election Ballot the office of the Secretary of State has issued the following statement:

Votes cast indicating a voters party preference will cast a ballot for the party nominee representing that party unless the voter also selects a candidate on the ballot. In the event that a voter marks the ballot for a candidate, that voter mark supersedes any other option marked by the voter. This voter action does not cause an over-vote of the ballot nor does it interfere with the voters ballot being counted.

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