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Section 168.736c

Act 116 of 1954

168.736c Secrecy sleeve; general election; instructions.

Sec. 736c.

Each ballot secrecy sleeve used at a general election shall either contain the following ballot marking instructions printed on the front of the ballot secrecy sleeve or shall have a clear plastic pocket on the front of the ballot secrecy sleeve that contains a printed copy of the following ballot marking instructions:

TO VOTE: Completely darken the oval opposite each choice.
-- OR --
TO VOTE: Complete the arrow opposite each choice.
IMPORTANT: To mark your ballot, use only a black or blue ink pen.
PARTISAN SECTION: To vote the partisan section of the ballot, you
may cast a "mixed ticket."
Mixed Ticket: Vote for the individual candidates of your choice
in each office.
NONPARTISAN and PROPOSAL SECTIONS of the ballot (if any) must be
voted separately.
DO NOT vote for more candidates than indicated under each office
WRITE-IN CANDIDATES: To vote for a candidate whose name is not
printed on the ballot, write or place the name of that candidate
in the blank space provided and (completely darken the oval) or
(complete the arrow). Do not cast a write-in vote for a candidate
whose name is already printed on the ballot for that office.
CHECK BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT: This ballot has two sides. Be certain
to check the reverse side of the ballot.
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED VOTING: Place the ballot in the secrecy
sleeve so that votes cannot be seen and the numbered stub is
visible. Return the ballot to the election official stationed at
the tabulator. (If voting by absentee ballot, follow the
instructions provided by the clerk for returning the ballot.)
NOTE: If you make a mistake, return your ballot to the election
official and obtain a new ballot. Do not attempt to erase or
correct any marks made in error.

History: Add. 2012, Act 128, Imd. Eff. May 14, 2012 ;-- Am. 2015, Act 268, Imd. Eff. Jan. 5, 2016
Popular Name: Election Code

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