How to Mark a Ballot
When voting at your precinct or during early vote use the special pen provided, otherwise if voting by mail (absentee) use a black or blue pen, Okeechobee County voters fill in the oval on their paper ballot, to the left of their choices.
After marking the ballot, the voter inserts the ballot into the secrecy sleeve provided to prevent exposing their choices.
If voting at your precinct or early voting deposit your ballot into the tabulator. The ballot is then tabulated immediately.
If voting by mail (absentee) insert the secrecy sleeve with the ballot into the certificate envelope provided, seal and SIGN. Return the sealed and signed certificate envelope to the Supervisor of Elections office either in person or by mail. Upon receipt your signature will be verified. Only then can the absentee ballot be opened and tabulated by the Canvassing Board during a scheduled meeting.
Please remember to keep your information (name, address, etc.) and signature up to date to prevent delays in your voting process.