Venezuela’s 2008 regional elections: How they voted

1) The elector pressed the oval(s) corresponding to the candidate(s) of his/her choice on the electronic ballot, then verified his/her choice on the voting machine’s touchscreen.

2) If the elector was not satisfied, he/she could correct his/her choice by pressing the wrong choice on the screen and the right choice on the ballot.

3) The elector then pressed the tick box “Vote” on the screen. If the selection was incomplete the voting machine emitted an alert so that the elector could complete it. And if he/she didn’t do so, the non-selected votes were counted as “Null” (conscious null votes).

4) The voting machine printed a voting voucher, which the elector verified, folded and placed in ballot box.

Note: Some voting centers had more than one ballot for regional and district posts. The voters from these centers could make any combination to choose their candidates for these posts.

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