Statement on Viral Rumors About Ballots Marked with Sharpie Pens
November 12, 2020
Editor's Note: This notice was received from the Bedford County Commissioner's Office on Nov. 9. It is posted here exactly as received.
The Bedford County Election Office continues to receive questions about the use of Sharpie pens to mark ballots at polling places on Election Day. Sharpie pens were provided by our office for that purpose. The decision was made to use the Sharpie pens based on the recommendation of Dominion Voting Systems, the manufacturer of our voting equipment and state approved voting software. These pens were approved by the Pennsylvania Department of State.