You vote in the
precinct in which you reside on Election Day. When you register or update your
registration you will receive a postcard indicating the polling place serving
Do I need to provide
identification when I go to vote?
You must bring
identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may
include a current and valid photo identification, a military identification that
shows your name and current address, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank
statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document, other than
a notification from the Board of Elections, that shows your name and current
If you do not
provide one of these documents, you will still be able to vote by providing the
last four digits of your social security number and by casting a provisional
ballot. If you do not have any of the above forms of identification, including
a social security number, you will still be able to vote by signing an
affirmation swearing to your identity under penalty of election falsification
and by casting a provisional ballot.
May a college
student vote from his/her school address?
Yes, if the student
establishes the college as his/her place of residence and registers to vote.
Otherwise, the student must vote in his/her home county, if registered there.
Refer to the
Absentee Voting page for more information.
Can a 17 year old
registered voter who will be 18 years of age on or before the November General
Election can vote in that yearís Primary on candidates only.
May a voter receive
assistance in voting?
A voter with a
physical or mental disability or who is unable to read or write may be assisted
by anyone of the voterís choice, except a candidate whose name appears on the
ballot in that precinct, an employer or his/her agent, or an officer or agent of
the voterís union. The voter may be assisted by two poll workers of opposite
political parties. No one who assists a voter may disclose any information
about how that person voted.
How do I establish
which political partyís ballot I am entitled to vote?
If you are a new
voter, you may vote the primary ballot of any political party. If you voted the
primary ballot of a political party within the preceding 2 calendar years and
now want to vote the ballot of another party, you will be required to sign a
statement acknowledging that you are changing your party affiliation.
May I vote on ballot
issues in a Primary Election without declaring my party affiliation?
Yes. You may vote on
questions and issues appearing on the ballot without voting for candidates of a
political party by requesting an issues only ballot.