If I accidentially voted for too many candidates or left a blank, does this invalidate my whole ballot?

No, it does not invalidate the whole ballot.

If you marked more ovals than what is allowed, it is considered an "overvote." No vote will count for that contest, but all other votes will count. If you did not vote for a given office or issue or marked less ovals than allowed, this is considered an "undervote." In this instance, only the marked ovals are counted.

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1. What Elections will be in 2024?
2. What are the important dates/deadlines for the 2024 Elections?
3. What types of Election are there in Cochise County?
4. I am registered as an independent voter, can I vote in the Primary Election?
5. How do I prepare for the next Election?
6. What's on my ballot?
7. Why didn't I receive my early ballot?
8. As a student, how will registering to vote affect my financial aid?
9. How can I receive my ballot by mail?
10. I am away from my residence. Will my ballot be forwarded?
11. I damaged my ballot. Can I get a new one?
12. When should I return my early ballot to ensure it is counted?
13. Should I put a stamp on my green envelope when I return my mail ballot?
14. I am experiencing issues registering to vote or updating my voter information on SERVICEARIZONA. How do I proceed?
15. How do I track my ballot status?
16. Where is my polling location?
17. Who staffs polling locations?
18. How do I sign up to be a poll worker?
19. What is a provisional ballot?
20. How do provisional ballots work?
21. What's on my ballot?
22. When are the early ballots tabulated?
23. When are Election day ballots tabulated?
24. Why can't I see my ballot after I cast my vote?
25. If I accidentially voted for too many candidates or left a blank, does this invalidate my whole ballot?
26. What if I mis-mark my ballot?
27. How do write-in candidates work?
28. Where can I find a list of write-in candidates?
29. If a candidate I voted for drops out, can I vote again?
30. If I get a ballot in the mail, but return it to a vote center/drop box, will I be removed from the early voting list?
31. My child is at college, but registered at their permanent home address, how can they receive a ballot?
32. What happens if I forgot to sign my ballot or they cannot confirm my signature?
33. What triggers a recount?
34. How are recounts ordered?
35. How long will a recount take?
36. What is a hand count audit?
37. When will the results be published?
38. How are early ballots processed?
39. Why does it take so long to canvass results?
40. Why won't the Secretary of State's Office declare results sooner?