Announce voter’s name and address.
Locate voter’s name on Combined Roster. Note: In a Presidential Primary Election, also verify voter’s political party.
- If “ID Required” is printed next to voter’s name, ask voter to provide identification. See “Special Circumstances at the Polls” for acceptable forms of ID (in gray binder). If voter is unable to provide identification, issue a Provisional ballot. Federal law requires only these voters do so before voting for the first time in a Federal Election.
- If “Vote by Mail” (VBM) is printed next to voter’s name, voter must surrender his/her Vote by Mail ballot. If voter is unable to surrender Vote by Mail ballot, issue a Provisional ballot. See “Helping Vote by Mail Voters” (next section).
- If you cannot locate voter’s name on Combined Roster:
- ask voter if he/she received a late registrant postcard. If voter has a late registrant postcard, confirm voter is in the correct polling place; copy voter name/address on Supplemental List of Voters (inside Combined Roster). Treat voter as regular voter following steps below.
- check back of Voter Information Guide for the voter’s polling place; or
- ask the voter if he/she has moved recently.
Call ROV to locate the correct polling place (565-6800)
- If “Inactive” is printed next to voter name, ask voter to verify the address pre-printed in Combined Roster.
- If the same, follow steps below.
- If different, write “provisional” next to voter’s pre-printed name then treat as a provisional voter. This voter does not sign the Combined Roster.
Line through voter’s name on Combined Roster with a single line. Do Not draw through the bar code.
Ask voter to print address and sign in space next to pre-printed name in Combined Roster. If the voter’s pre-printed address is incorrect, voter does not sign Combined Roster; treat as a provisional voter.
Locate cross reference (“X-ref”) number printed next to voter’s name in Combined Roster.
Write cross reference number onto the Street Address Update List. Note: If voter had a late registrant postcard, there is no cross reference number; put “X” instead.
Once each hour until 6:00 PM, use Street Address.
Update List to cross out voters (who have voted) on the Precinct – Street Index with blue ribbon (See “X-Ref How To” sample in gray Precinct Binder).
When a voting booth is available, issue ballot, marking pen (without cap), and Secrecy Cover to voter. Note: In a Presidential Primary Election, provide the correct party ballot. Carefully review all special instructions provided. Voters who do not select a party preference when registering to vote or register with an unqualified party (“NPP”) may request the ballot of a party that allows NPP voters to vote in their Presidential Primary election. For these voters, check the box on the Combined Roster of the party ballot issued.
- If voter is issued a paper ballot, instruct voter to remove their stub while in the booth after voting, then return with ballot inside Secrecy Cover.
- If voter chooses the ICX to mark the ballot:
- follow the Election Worker Guide to issue the Voter’s Card to use the ICX (to mark and print a ballot).
- When the voting booth is available, provide Voter Card and Secrecy Cover to voter.
- Provide voter assistance as needed.
After voter returns with ballot in Secrecy Cover, retrieve pen and replace cap.
Important! If voter used ICX, retrieve Voter Card.
Ask voter to verify s/he removed the stub (If no, have voter do so now).
Ask voter to slide ballot from Secrecy Cover into precinct ballot box; give voter an “I Voted” sticker.
Repeat steps (above) until everyone who is in line up to and including 8:00 PM is allowed to vote.
At 8:00 PM declare polls closed. If there is a line at 8:00 PM, post a poll worker at the end of the line to signify that polls are closed.