What to Expect – Additional Information

    • The voter must state his/her name, address, and date of birth to an election official.

    • In a primary election, the voter must state in which party primary he/she wishes to vote.

    • In a nonpartisan judicial election held simultaneously with the primary, the voter may wish to only vote the nonpartisan judicial election and must state such.

    • The voter is not required to vote in a political party’s preferential primary in order to be able to vote in nonpartisan judicial elections.

    • In a primary election, no voter may cast a ballot in more than one (1) party primary election.

    • In a primary election, the election official must mark the precinct voter registration list indicating in which political party primary the voter casts his/her ballot, such as “D” for “Democratic” and “R” for “Republican.”

    • In a nonpartisan judicial election held simultaneously with the primary, if the voter wishes to only vote the nonpartisan judicial election, the election official must mark the precinct voter registration list, such as “J” for “Judicial only.”

    • In a special election held simultaneously with the primary, if the voter wishes to only vote the special election, the election official must mark the precinct voter registration list, such as “S” for “Special only.”

    • If a qualified elector votes a separate nonpartisan judicial general election ballot and/or a separate special election ballot at any time during the election process, whether absentee, early, or at the poll on election day, that elector is ineligible to vote a preferential primary election ballot at a later time during the same election process, whether at the polling site on election day or otherwise, and vice versa.

    • Any voter who requests the separate nonpartisan judicial only ballot and/or the separate special election only ballot is choosing to vote only in the nonpartisan judicial general election and/or the special election and cannot also vote the preferential primary ballot.

    • Any voter wishing to vote in the primary must use the preferential primary ballot to vote for party candidates, nonpartisan judicial candidates and special election issues.

    • The voter is requested, for purposes of identification, to provide a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

    • If a voter is unable to provide this identification, the election official shall indicate on the precinct voter registration list that the voter did not provide identification, and the voter proceeds to vote.

    • A first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide ID with the registration must provide one of the listed forms of ID or he/she must vote a provisional ballot.

    • Voters must sign the precinct voter registration list before being permitted to vote in any election.

    • If a voter is unable to sign or make his/her mark, the election official must initial and enter the voter’s initials and date of birth on the voter signature line on the precinct voter registration list.

    • If a voter received an absentee ballot according to the precinct voter registration list, the election official must still allow the voter to cast a provisional ballot at the poll.

  • The election official must initial the back of the ballot and remove the ballot stub and place it in the stub box before giving the ballot to the voter.