HOW TO WRITE-IN VOTE

A write-in vote counts in Ohio if all three of the following are true:

1) the write-in candidate is certified by the Board of Elections (Megan is!)

2) the voter fills the oval next to the write-in line

3) the voter writes the candidate's name on the line 

Write-In Ballot Example_Unfilled.png
Write-In Ballot Example.png

VOTING ABSENTEE OR ON PAPER:

1) ***Fill in the oval*** next to the write-in line.

2) Write Megan Overman write-in line.

(IMPORTANT: Your vote will not count if the oval is empty, even if you write in the name.)

#1

#2

VOTING BY MACHINE:

1) Touch the oval next to the write-in line. This will make a keyboard pop up.

2) Type Megan Overman on write-in line.

* If you need help, ask a poll worker! They will be happy to assist.

WRITE-IN FAQ

What if I forget Megan's name?

Good news! If you remember part of the name, your vote will still count. (Meg, Megan, Overman, etc.) Ideally, most voters will write in the full name—but the rules do allow for some wiggle room here. 

What if I vote by mail and forget to fill in the oval?

A vote only counts if the oval next to the write-in line is filled in. Make sure you double check before you mail or drop off your ballot.

How many write-in candidates are there for State Representative? Will I be splitting a vote?

In this race, Megan Overman is the ONLY certified write-in candidate for State Representative. Write-in votes are only counted if the candidate is certified. So, voters have three legal options: write-in Megan Overman (fantastic idea!), vote for Tom Young (not recommended), or abstain (also not recommended!). :)