MARKING YOUR BALLOT: The first batch of absentee ballots were sent out today to all persons with a request on file. The ballots are for use with a tabulator, so they will look a little different from our “normal” paper ballots. Instead of making a checkmark in a box next to the chosen candidate, you will be required to draw a line, WITH BLACK INK, to connect the endpoints next to the chosen candidate (see picture). Make sure to read the enclosed directions carefully BEFORE voting. Make sure your certificate envelope contains the appropriate signatures/addresses. Voted ballots can be returned by mail to the Clerk at the address affixed to the envelope OR dropped off in the Absentee Ballot box located at W823 Engel Road, Fountain City.