How are my votes kept private?
  • The outer return envelope, which identifies you, is separated from the inner security sleeve which contains your voted ballot. Once separated, the ballot cannot be traced back to you.
  • When the team has removed the outer envelopes from all of the security sleeves in a tray of ballots, the outer envelopes are set aside and the ballots are then removed from the sleeves.
  • Vote choices on your ballot are secret.  No record may be created or maintained that identifies how individual voters marked their ballot.

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1. Who can view ballots being processed? Are there witnesses while ballots are being counted to ensure there is no bias?
2. How does the elections department process my ballot securely?
3. How do you know that the ballot comes from me?
4. How are my votes kept private?
5. Why do vote totals change and races "flip" in the days following the election?
6. How do we know that the ballot tabulation systems are secure?
7. How do I know my vote choices are counted accurately?