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In order to vote for a write-in candidate the voter must, in the space provided, write in the candidate’s name as the candidate’s name appears on the declaration of write-in candidacy filed with the Borough Clerk and fill in the oval opposite the candidate’s name. The use of stickers on the ballots is prohibited. Voters may request assistance from the poll workers.
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1. Register to vote no later than 30 days prior to the Regular election 2. Decide how you want to vote: in person, by electronic transmission (fax/email), or by mail 3. Get educated! Pick up sample ballots as early as 15 days prior to the election from the Clerk’s Office.
According to KGBC 5.30.040 (a), Write-in votes are only tallied if:
(1) If the person running as a write-in candidate has, at least before 5:00 p.m. of the day before the election, filed a declaration of write-in candidacy on a form provided by the clerk stating that they are willing to assume the office if elected and have also filed a completed public officials financial disclosure statement with the borough clerk; or
(2) If the total number of write-in votes for an office exceeds the smallest number of votes cast for a candidate for that office whose name is printed on the ballot.