Voting In Person on Election Day

How do I find my polling place?

Use this tool to find your polling place.

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 you still have the 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 ballot but now choose to vote at a polling place?

No problem! You have two options based on whether or not you have you mail ballot:

Option 1: If you have your mail ballot…

Bring your mail 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 with a regular ballot.

Option 2: If you don’t have your mail ballot…

If you don’t surrender your ballot and return the envelope, you can only vote by provisional ballot at your polling place. Your provisional ballot will be counted after the county board of elections verifies that you did not vote by mail.

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 your registration is confirmed, you will 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, then 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.

I have needs and my polling place isn’t accessible?

If you are over 65 years of age or have a disability, and your polling place is not accessible, you may be able to vote with an alternative ballot by mail. Learn more about alternative ballots.