Cell phones and cameras are NOT allowed inside the polling place.  Please turn off your devices and leave them in your car.

Inside the polling place you will find a table with 2 - 4 people behind it.  (In primary elections, there probably be two such tables, one for the Democrats and one for the Republicans.)  Go up to the appropriate table and show the election official your acceptable identification.  That person will look up your voter registration to verify that you are both registered and registered at that polling place.  If you are registered and your identification is accepted, you will be allowed to sign a register saying that you received a ballot.  You then will be allowed to select a ballot.

If there was a problem with your registration, the election official will offer you several options you may take including offering you a provisional ballot.

In most polling places in the county, you will sit at a table and will mark your ballot with a special pencil.  The ballot will have ellipses (flattened circles) beside the candidate or the options on an issue.  Use the pencil to fill in or blacken the ellipse. Do Not circle or check the ellipse.

In some polling places, a voting machine can mark your ballot for you if you need assistance; for example if you are visually impared.  In other places, there will be cardboard booths to stand at to give you privacy while marking your ballot.

There are provisions for aiding voters that have handicaps or impairments.   You legally  may be aided by people accompanying you.  You may also ask one of the election judges or poll workers for help.  If you can't get from a car at the curb, an election official or poll worker can bring the paperwork and ballot out to the car.  See the voter rights page for additional information.

Place the completed ballot in the ballot box.  Do Not fold the ballot.