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In order to vote for a write-in candidate the voter must, in the space provided, write in the candidate’s name as the candidate’s name appears on the declaration of write-in candidacy filed with the Borough Clerk and fill in the oval opposite the candidate’s name. The use of stickers on the ballots is prohibited. Voters may request assistance from the poll workers.
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1. Register to vote no later than 30 days prior to the Regular election 2. Decide how you want to vote: in person, by fax, or by mail 3. Get educated! Pick up sample ballots as early as 15 days prior to the election from the Clerk’s Office.
Yes. Voters may apply for absentee ballots at the Clerk's office as early as January 1, as follows: A by-mail ballot as early as January 1 of the calendar year in which the election was held; A by-fax ballot no sooner than 30 days prior to the election; An in-person absentee ballot no sooner than 15 days prior to the election.
There are seven Borough election precincts. Your designated polling place is based on your residential address. On election day, your name will be listed on the precinct register in the precinct where you reside. You may vote in another polling place, but you will be asked to fill out a questioned voter envelope. Questioned voter ballots will be reviewed and counted separately by the canvass board.
According to KGBC 5.30.040 (a), Write-in votes are only tallied if:
(1) If the person running as a write-in candidate has, at least before 5:00 p.m. of the day before the election, filed a declaration of write-in candidacy on a form provided by the clerk stating that they are willing to assume the office if elected and have also filed a completed public officials financial disclosure statement with the borough clerk; or
(2) If the total number of write-in votes for an office exceeds the smallest number of votes cast for a candidate for that office whose name is printed on the ballot.