QUESTION: If an owner includes a proxy authorization with his ballot, how do we handle them?
ANSWER: If a ballot is mailed to the inspector of elections and a proxy is either included in the envelope is or is registered at a later date, the ballot prevails. Once a ballot has been cast by an owner, it is irrevocable and the proxy has no force or effect. The inspector should mark the proxy "Void" and write on the proxy why it was voided. It should then be set aside but retained by the inspector with the election materials once the election is concluded.
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