Ballots Cast With Sharpie Pen Not Invalid, Pennsylvania Officials Say
Ballots Cast With Sharpie Pen Not Invalid, Pennsylvania Officials Say

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania officials and the Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State denied rumors on social media that using a Sharpie pen or any similar black marker on an election ballot could invalidate it.Allegheny County’s released a statement on Twitter saying, “The rumors circulating about the use of Sharpie pens or markers are just that – rumors. While we recommend that voters use blue or black ballpoint pens and discourage the use of markers, it’s to prevent the ink from leaking through onto a backside of a ballot. Your vote WILL BE counted. If the scanner is unable to read the ballot,…

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