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Voting In Montgomery County

Printable copy of these instructions (PDF).

Since the 2010 elections, Montgomery County has been using a new voting system. The new voting system uses paper ballots that are counted by a tabulator and stored after the election. It is very simple and can be broken down into three steps.

Step 1

Sign in at your appropriate table, you will be handed a paper ballot and privacy sleeve and directed towards a privacy booth.

Ballot Privacy sleeve envelope with ballot

Step 2

Mark only with the special ballot marking pen provided.

Official ballot marker

To vote for a candidate whose name is printed on the ballot, fill in the oval above the candidates name completely.

Oval that is filled in  completely by a marker

To vote for a person whose name is not printed on the ballot, clearly print the name in the box labeled Write-In.

Write-in section at the bottom of the ballot

Review your selections and insert your ballot into the privacy sleeve.

Do not try and correct or erase any marks. If you make a mistake, see an inspector for a replacement ballot

Step 3

Carry your ballot to the voting machine with the privacy sleeve. You must have a privacy sleeve to cast your ballot.

Ballot in ballot privacy sleeve

Insert the end of the ballot into the tabulator when "System Ready" appears.

Ballot in privacy sleeve, ready to be inserted into the ballot machine

Wait for the display "Ballot Successfully Cast" before walking away.

Icon displaying Ballot Successfully Cast