Statement on Viral Claims/Rumors About Ballots Marked with Sharpie Pens

November 5, 2020

Sharpie pens are safe and reliable to use on ballots, and recommended due to their quick-drying ink.

Regarding potential ink bleed-through, Dominion's systems never allow for the creation of ballots with overlapping vote bubbles between the front and back pages of a ballot.

If you used a Sharpie provided by your elections office to complete your ballot, please know that your vote was accurately recorded.

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