Online Poll Worker Training: Chapter Ten
Chapter Ten: Absentee Voting
1. What two methods can counties choose from for counting absentee ballots?
a. Counties can count absentee ballots at a central location or at each precinct
b. Counties must count absentee ballots at a central location
c. Counties must count absentee ballots at each precinct
d. Only the circuit court clerk can count absentee ballots
2. When can an absentee ballot be rejected?
a. Absentee ballots can never be rejected
b. Absentee ballots are rarely accepted
c. If the voter already voted in person, if there is no signature on the envelope or application, if the envelope is open or resealed, or if the ballot affidavit is insufficient
d. Only if the voter already voted in person
3. What should poll workers do with rejected absentee ballots?
a. Throw them away
b. Shred them at home
c. Take them home
d. Return them to the county election board office along with other election materials
4. In counties where absentee ballots are counted at the precinct level, when can absentee ballots be counted?
a. Only after the closing of the polling place
b. Only after 9:00pm on Election night
c. Only if there are races that are close
d. The precinct election board may count absentee ballots before the polls are closed but may not disclose absentee ballot vote totals to anyone but a member of the precinct election board before the polls are closed
5. What should a poll worker do with an absentee ballot that belongs to a voter who already voted in person on Election Day?
a. Throw it away
b. Shred the absentee ballot
c. Reject the absentee ballot and return it with all other election materials to the county election board office
d. Count both ballots
6. If an absentee ballot application or envelope is unsigned by the voter, what should you do?
a. Reject the ballot
b. Count the ballot
c. Throw it away
d. None of the above