Baseline-CIT: Section 6 ▶ Ballots (20 mins)

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Counting votes occurs after the polls close, but the process of counting is a public activity.  Election officials must pay careful attention to the detail of determining voter intent, counting votes and recording vote totals.   Absentee voting provides an opportunity for a voter who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place to cast his or her ballot.  For this reason, special procedures are in place to protect the elector and the integrity of the process. 

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