undervote


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un·der·vote

 (ŭn′dər-vōt′)
n.
1. A ballot that has been cast but shows no legally valid selection in a given race or referendum.
2. The number of such ballots cast in an election.

undervote

(ˈʌndəˌvəʊt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a vote that is cast but is legally invalid
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the number of legally invalid votes in an election
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An undervote occurs when a voter does not select any candidate for a post or abstains from choosing, according to the lawyer.
What will happen if I undervote, or do not vote enough candidates in a certain position?
Your non-vote is counted as an undervote and reported just like regular votes and write-ins.
only in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, but undervote recounts
First, the only "evidence" cited by the Florida Supreme Court for the proposition that the undervote ballots included some additional "legal votes" was the mere existence of 9,000 undervote ballots from Miami Dade.
And the Florida Supreme Court ordered that those undervotes be recounted--those undervote ballots be recounted.
211) During the election, irregularly high undervote rates on
These signals include, among much else: obscenely long lines in many African-American and student precincts on Election Day 2004; bogus voter challenges and purges; vote-flipping ('I pressed Kerry and Bush lit up'), weird vote totals (more votes counted than cast, undervote totals that defy common sense) and an array of other 'glitches' in precincts that use electronic voting machines; and huge discrepancies between exit poll results and vote totals that, in other parts of the world, would instantly cast doubt on the validity of the election.
After the election results were contested in the House of Representatives, the task force unanimously voted to seek GAO's assistance in determining whether the voting systems contributed to the large undervote in Sarasota County.
42) Any type of voting error, whether by undervote (where all possible votes are not recorded) or by over-vote (where multiple votes are marked on a question), will most likely result in the ballot not being counted and numerous voters being disenfranchised.
He's one of only a few Republicans in the NAACP leadership, but when the District 13 Congressional race showed an unusual 13 percent undervote in favor of Republican Vern Buchanan, Harvey protested, unlike fellow Sarasota Republican Executive Committee members.
An undervote is when the ballot is not marked at all, or at least in a way the machine can read.