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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Casting a Vote for a Write-In Candidate

Illinois Law requires that a write-in vote must only be counted for candidates who have properly filed a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate.

To Cast a Write-In Vote on a Paper Ballot (AccuVote-OS)

  1. Find the appropriate Unit of Government and Office Title
  2. Write the Candidate's name on the line provided
  3. Darken the oval to the left of the candidate's name. You must blacken the oval completely, and do not may any marks outside of the oval.
  4. Failure to do these steps will result in your Write-In vote not being counted 

To Vote a Touchscreen Ballot (AccuVote-TSX)

  1. Touch the box on the screen next to the Write-In line. An “X” will appear designating your selection.  An onscreen keyboard will appear.
  2. Enter the Write-In Candidate’s Name.
  3. Press “Record Write-In” to complete the vote.
  4. To change or cancel your selection, touch the box again and make another selection.