Sample Ballots for 2016 General Election
Click on your town/city to see a sample of your ballot.
1. Mark only with the writing instrument provided by the Board of Elections.
2. To vote for a candidate whose name is printed on the ballot, fill in the oval above the name of the candidate.
3. To vote for a person whose name is not printed on the ballot, write or stamp their name in the space labeled “Write-In” that appears at the bottom of the column for such office.
4. Any other mark or writing, or any erasures made on the ballot outside the voting ovals or blank spaces provided for voting, will void the entire ballot.
5. Do not overvote. You may vote for only the maximum number of candidates for each office. The maximum number of candidates you may vote for in each office is listed at the top of the column for that office. Casting more votes than the maximum number allowed in any contest, will void your votes for that contest only.
6. If you tear, deface or wrongly mark a ballot, return it to an election inspector and obtain another. Do not attempt to correct mistakes on the ballot by making erasures or cross-outs. Erasures or cross-outs may invalidate all or part of your ballot. Prior to submitting your ballot, if you make a mistake completing the ballot or wish to change your ballot choices, you may obtain and complete a new ballot. You have a right to a replacement ballot, upon return of the original ballot.
7. After completing your ballot, insert it into the ballot scanner and wait for the message that your ballot has been succesfully scanned. If no such notice appears, seek the assistance of an election inspector.