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  • verb Present participle of overvote.


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  • Now, the multiple voting or so-called overvoting is something that is unique to the computerized voting systems.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: What Does Public Think About Presidential Recount? - November 19, 2000

  • The problem occurred with voters who chose more than one candidate in a race, called "overvoting."

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  • Such multiple voting - termed overvoting - was impossible with the old mechanical voting machines.

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  • The problem, according to the legal complaint, revolves around voters who accidentally pick too many candidates for a particular race an error known as overvoting, which invalidates the incorrect part of their ballot.

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  • Earlier this summer, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University's law school filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the NAACP and the Working Families Party, along with other groups, challenging how the new system responds to "overvoting," when voters cast too many votes in a single contest.

    Fear New Machines Will Confuse Voters

  • Despite all of the advances, some have criticized the way "overvoting" is handled.

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  • Despite all of the advances, some have criticized the way "overvoting" is handled.

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  • Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said the special ballots with pre-printed names will have color-coded borders per election office to prevent 'overvoting' and having the votes discarded by the machines for the specific office. - Articles related to Comelec halts network survey in Maguindanao

  • After it has been marked, it must be inserted face up into a device that checks for under - and overvoting.

    Election Reform

  • As Davidoff notes, the complex drama surrounding Tilman J. Fertitta's bid to acquire Landry's Restaurants (Rainforest Cafe, Chart House, the Golden Nugget, etc.) raises broad questions about overvoting in corporate elections and the growing influence of blocks of "phantom" shares:

    N. E. Marsden: Phantom Assets: Undermining Corporate Elections and Shareholder Rights


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