Election Day Procedures
Voting at the precinct polling place
Where do I vote on
On Election Day, you cast your ballot at your
precinct’s designated polling place between the hours of 6:30 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. If you do not know where your precinct polling place
is located, please contact your county board of elections.
Please click here to perform a polling place search.
How do I cast my
Instructions for casting your ballot are
posted in each polling place. If you have any questions about how to
mark or cast your ballot, or if you have incorrectly marked a
ballot, immediately contact a precinct election official (poll
worker) for instructions before you continue.
May I receive assistance
A voter with a physical or mental disability,
or a voter who is unable to read or write, may be assisted by anyone
of the voter’s choice, except a candidate whose candidacy is being
voted on in that precinct, the voter’s employer or the employer’s
agent, or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. A voter may also
be assisted by two poll workers (each of a different political
party). No one who assists a voter may disclose any information
about how that person voted.
In a primary election,
how do I establish which political party's ballot I am entitled to
You may vote the primary ballot of the
political party with which you currently wish to be affiliated. If
you wish to vote a party’s ballot different from what you voted
previously, you must complete a statement at your polling place
confirming the change in your political party affiliation.
May I vote on ballot
issues at a primary election without declaring my party affiliation?
Yes. You may vote on the issues and questions,
if any, to be voted on in your precinct by requesting an
Will I need an ID to
Yes. All voters must bring acceptable
identification to the polls in order to verify their identity.
Acceptable identification includes a current and valid photo
identification; military identification; or a copy of a current
(within the last 12 months) utility bill (including cell phone
bill), bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other
government document, other than a notification mailed by the board
of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address
(including from a public college or university). Voters who do not
provide one of these documents at the polling place will still be
able to vote a provisional ballot, and may provide such
identification to the board of elections within the 10 days
following Election Day. Voters who do not have any of the above
forms of identification, including a Social Security number, will
still be able to vote by signing an affirmation statement swearing
to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and
by casting a provisional ballot. (Please
click here for additional information on provisional voting.)