To ensure that the absentee ballot budget vote process is secure, the district has implemeted the following processes:
Hand delivered ballots dropped in the secure ballot box were date stamped at 5 p.m. on June 9
Ballots received via USPS after June 9 will be dated until 5 p.m. on June 16
At 5 p.m. on June 16, all ballots will be removed from the ballot box.
Each ballot mailing envelope will be opened to pull the enclosed official signed ballot envelope
The Board Clerk will cross reference each signature and/or address on the ballot vote to verify the ballot received is a qualified voter, as well as ensure they only vote once.
Once verified, the Board Clerk will remove each folded ballot from the signed envelope and discard the mailing and signature envelopes.
Each folded ballot will be placed into the ballot box as to not to reveal any identifying information on the ballot.
Once this process is completed, the Board Clerk and Board of Education approved Election Inspectors will remove the folded ballots from the ballot box and begin tallying the vote.
The Board Clerk and Election Inspectors will each take a stack of ballots and begin tallying them. When all ballots have been tallied, they will exchange ballots and count again to ensure no mistakes were made.
After verifying each other's counts, the Board Clerk will add the numbers together and report a final vote to the Board of Education.