How to Vote In-Person Before Election Day

In the 20 days leading up to Election Day, you can vote in person at your city or town hall during their regular business hours. This is a great option if you are unable to vote at your usual polling place on Election Day, or if you have run out of time to request a mail ballot.

Voting early in-person is very similar to voting at a polling place. The following steps outline just how simple the process is.

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Go to your local board of canvassers located in your city/town hall.


You will be asked to show a valid photo ID. If you do not bring an acceptable photo ID when voting in person, you will vote an emergency mail ballot.

For a complete list of acceptable photo IDs download this informational flyer.


Check in by giving your name, address and photo ID. They will locate your name in the electronic poll book and ask you to sign on the electronic poll book.

The poll workers will initial your signature and provide you with the appropriate ballot and a secrecy folder. The secrecy folder helps to ensure the privacy of your election choice(s).


Use the privacy area provided to fill out your ballot.

First, read the instructions carefully on how to mark your ballot and check both sides of the ballot. Note how many candidates you can vote for or if you are to approve or reject a referendum question.

Completely fill the oval next to your choice(s) using the black pen provided.

Write-in option when applicable: To vote for a candidate whose name is not on the ballot, you can fill in the oval to the left of “Write-in” and print the name clearly in the box.

If you make a mistake while marking your ballot, the clerk will be able to assist you in obtaining a replacement ballot.


Insert your ballot into the voting machine.

The machine will scan your vote and indicate that your vote is counted.

If you made an error while voting, the machine will indicate that you made an error and ask if you would like to correct your error or continue casting your ballot.

Don’t forget to proudly wear your “I voted” sticker!