The Registrar of Voters processes are transparent and open for observation, including:

  • Testing of the voting system equipment used to count ballots prior to their use in the election
  • Examination of signatures on the mail ballot return envelopes
  • Removal of the ballots from the envelopes
  • Counting of the ballots on high-speed, accurate ballot scanners
  • Hand counting of at least one percent of the precincts and one percent of the mail ballots to audit the accuracy of the scanners
  • Testing of the voting system equipment used to count ballots after their use in the election

Once you cast your ballot at a polling place or it is removed from your mail ballot return envelope, it cannot be identified as your specific ballot. Your ballot does not contain information to identify it as yours to ensure your vote remains confidential. The Registrar of Voters only tracks that you voted in the election and the method you used to cast your ballot. Neither the Registrar of Voters nor anyone else will know the votes you marked on your ballot for a candidate or measure.