JeffCo voters cast 2 page ballot for first time in election history

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — No matter who wins the presidential race, it’s going to be a historic year in Jefferson County voting. Voters will be casting a two page ballot for the first time in elections history.

The first page is designated to the races for president, US senator and representative, judges and on the back you’ll see the race for district attorney. The whole second page is designated for the amendments. You can vote for all, one or however many races you want.

If you do a write-in, make sure you bubble in the write-in bubble and know how to spell the person’s last name. You need at least the last name and first name initial. The Secretary of State’s office says the votes will be counted if they determine the candidate is qualified and not a fictional character.

If you make a mistake, don’t try to erase or ‘x’ it out.

Barry Stephenson, Chairman Jefferson County Board of Registrars said, “before you place the ballot in the machine, if you feel you made a mistake, you have the right to approach the polling official. Declare you made a mistake, they will spoil the ballot and give you another ballot.”

If you do a straight party vote, you can still vote for a candidate in another party. The bubbled in vote would be the final tally.

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