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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overvote.


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  • She was sitting behind the Eagle voting machine and was yelling at voters in a thick Greek accent that "You do it WRONG!" whenever the machine would spit out an "overvoted" or "undervoted" message, which was quite often.

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  • The mayor apparently had "overvoted" by punching too many bubbles on his ballot.

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  • Or if voters "overvoted" and accidentally marked too many candidates, voters can also get a fresh ballot.

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  • McCormick describes the Insight in-precinct scanner capabilities, "The new optical-scan machines will spit out ballots that are" overvoted, "meaning more than one candidate has been incorrectly marked.

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  • Also, many people in Florida and elsewhere “overvoted,” meaning that they voted for two different candidates.

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  • The new machines are designed to alert voters that they overvoted and, then, give them a choice as to whether they want to redo their ballot.

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  • However it was funny to see how people actually filled out their ballots --- one person filled in every oval to make certain they overvoted or whatever .... others made mistakes ....

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  • As I wrote in the other MN thread, there seems to be a tendency where Coleman was overvoted and Franken undervoted ...

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  • If your parents filled out the ballot at the poll and either under/overvoted their ballot and declined to fill out a new ballot, the poll worker correctly had them place the ballot in the side slot as well.

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  • A study shows that many New York voters were confused by the new devices and accidentally "overvoted," or chose more than one candidate, and their votes, 60,000 of them, were disqualified.

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