Voting In Person on Election Day

How do I find my polling place?

You can find your polling place at

When are polls open on Election Day?

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reminder: If you are in line when the polls close, stay in line as it is still your right to vote.

Do I need any identification (ID) to vote?

If you have voted at your polling location before, you do not need to bring an ID to vote. If you are voting for the first time in your election district, you will need to show ID. Acceptable ID includes both photo and non-photo ID.

List of acceptable IDs:

  • Driver’s license
  • U.S. passport
  • Military, student, or employee ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check
  • Any ID issued by the commonwealth or federal government

Note: an ID without your photo must have your address on it.

What if I signed up to vote by mail-in ballot but now choose to vote at a polling place?

No problem! To vote in-person at your polling place, bring both your mail-in (or absentee ballot) and the outer return envelope to your polling place. In order to do this, you’ll have to “spoil” your ballot first.

To “spoil” your mail-in ballot and vote in-person on Election Day, you must do one of the following:

Option 1
Bring your ballot and the pre-addressed outer return envelope to your polling place to be voided. After you surrender your ballot and envelope and sign a declaration, you can then vote a regular ballot.
Option 2
If you don’t surrender your ballot and return envelope, you can only vote by provisional ballot at your polling place. Your county board of elections will then verify that you did not vote by mail before counting your provisional ballot.

What if my name isn’t in the poll book?

The local officials at your polling place should call the county board of elections to determine if you are registered. If so, you should be able to vote. If the county is unable to find your name, but you believe you are registered and omitted from the poll book, you may vote using a provisional ballot.

What is a provisional ballot?

A provisional ballot is a paper ballot that is provided to voters whose names do not appear in the sign-in book at the polling place. If you are a first-time voter who does not provide ID at the polls on Election Day, you will be offered a provisional ballot.

Can someone assist me at the polls?

You have the right to assistance if you cannot read or write; cannot read the names on the ballots; have difficulty understanding English; or are blind, disabled, or unable to operate the voting machine.

What should I do to protect myself from COVID-19 at my polling place?

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Bring your own blue or black-ink pen to mark your ballot.
  • Practice good hand hygiene and bring hand sanitizer with you.
  • Maintain social distance from poll workers and other voters.
  • Follow instructions from poll workers and other election officials.