Citizen Care Center

Voter Assistance

A voter may receive assistance at the polls if he/she is unable to read the English language or if he/she has a physical disability that renders the voter unable to see or mark the ballot, operate the voting equipment, or enter the voting booth. When there is a Federal candidate on the ballot, the voter may select anyone he/she wants to assist them in voting, except for the voters employer, an agent of the employer, or an officers or agent of the voters union. When there is no Federal candidate on the ballot, the voter may select any other resident of the precinct or a parent, sibling, spouse or child (provided they are not a candidate on the ballot or relative of the candidate on the ballot) to assist him/her inside the voting booth. No person may assist more than ten voters in a primary, election or runoff. Note: Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day of an election, voters who are 75 years of age or older or who are physically disabled may, upon request to a poll officer, vote immediately without waiting in line.


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