Photos: A gallery of challenged ballots in gov. recountby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The recount of Minnesota's gubernatorial election is well underway with more than 70 percent of the ballots counted in only a few days. This gallery shows just a handful of the ballots being challenged by both sides in Ramsey County.
A challenge is an effort by a candidate's representative to disqualify a ballot. Challenged ballots then go to the State Canvassing Board for review and decision.
OVERVOTE: A ballot on which more votes have been cast for an issue or office than the number of votes the voter is lawfully entitled to cast. For example, an overvote may shown two candidates chosen from the field of candidates running for governor.
UNDERVOTE: ballot on which fewer votes have been cast for an issue or office than the voter is lawfully entitled to cast. An example, an undervote may show no candidates chosen from the field of candidates running for governor.
VOTER INTENT UNCLEAR: Ballots can be challenged if there is uncertainty about which candidate or candidates the voter has chosen.
IDENTIFYING MARK: Ballots can be challenged if the voter has written information on the ballot that could make the ballot identifiable. Identifying marks are defined by the law as a voter's signature, an ID number, or a name written completely outside of the space for a write-in candidate.
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- All Things Considered, 12/01/2010, 5:24 p.m.