Use of "Sharpies" to mark ballots didn't spoil votes
Livonia City Clerk Susan Nash indicates that the use of Sharpies to mark ballots did not spoil any votes.
In fact, the use of quick-dry sharpies at Livonia precincts was recommended by the company that provided our tabulators, Dominion Voting Systems. The sharpies were used at the precincts. If there had been any issues with bleeding through on the ballot or spoiling a ballot, that ballot would have been rejected when the voter fed it into the tabulator, letting the voter know immediately.
NOTICE OF PRE-PROCESSING ABSENTEE BALLOT ENVELOPES
In accordance with Section 765(6) of Michigan Election Law as amended by SB757 of 2020, notice is hereby given that pre-processing of Absentee Ballot envelopes received by the Office of the City Clerk, City of Livonia, Michigan, for the Nov. 3, 2020, Presidential Election will occur on Nov. 2, 2020.
Pre-processing will commence at or after 10:00 a.m. and will conclude at or before 8 p.m. This activity will take place at Livonia Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan 48154.
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