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Poll Worker Tips & New 2023 Voter ID Changes

Poll Worker Tips

Start Up andShut Down Procedures (See Resources/ Resources. Scroll down to Start Up and Shut Down.

Start Up – “Prior to the opening of the polls, the precinct officials shall open the voting system and examine the ballot for accuracy and examine the counters or other method to determine there is a zero balance. Any persons interested in viewing this procedure may observe but shall not interfere or impede the process.” 08 NCAC 04 .0304(a).

This applies only to the first day of one stop early voting and Election Day. Numbered Memo 2022-14

Members of the public may view the zero count

Shut Down - A physical copy of the results tapes is recommend to be posted at the precinct voting site upon the completion of the vote count on Election Day. It is a good practice to also post absentee tabulator results tapes for inspection at the county board office in a similar fashion. Any member of the public is permitted to photograph or video any posted results tapes..

Voter ID

Voter ID - Any of the following that is unexpired, or expired for one year or less:

  • North Carolina driver’s license

  • State ID from the NCDMV (also called “non-operator ID”)

  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID from another state, District of Columbia or U.S. territory (only if voter registered in North Carolina within 90 days of the election)

  • U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport card

  • North Carolina voter photo ID card issued by a county board of elections (available soon)

  • College or university student ID approved by the State Board of Elections

  • State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of Elections

Note: A voter 65 or older may use an expired form of acceptable ID if the ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday.

Any of the following, regardless of whether the ID contains an expiration or issuance date:

  • Military or veterans ID card issued by the U.S. government

  • Tribal enrollment card issued by a tribe recognized by the State or federal government

  • ID card issued by an agency of the U.S. government or the State of North Carolina for a public assistance program

10 Facts about Voter ID

Voting as a College Student

Voting Process

(There is also a separate tab. (See Election Integrity Materials/Poll Observer Training

· Voter will be asked to state their name and current resident address and present an acceptable form of voter ID § 163-166.7 (a) and 163-166.16. This cannot be provide by a person assisting.

· Addresses can be updated at one stop early voting if the person is already registered in the county

· Election workers check to see if the picture on the ID reasonably resembles the voter. The address on the photo ID does not have to match the voter registration records. (Voters must state their Party during a Primary)

· If the voter does not show an acceptable ID, the voter may proceed in one of the two following ways:

- vote with an ID Exception Form(see items below) and a provisional ballot, or

- vote with a provisional ballot and return to their county board of elections office with their photo ID by the day before county canvass. (For municipal elections in Oct. & Nov., this deadline is the Monday following Election Day. For all other elections, the deadline is the second Thursday following Election Day.)

· Votersigns Authorization to Vote (ATV)to obtain official ballot

· Voterexchanges ATV forballot at ballottable

· Votermoves to votingbooth & completes ballot

· Votermoves to scanner and inserts ballot into the tabulator

· If a voter ‘spoils’ a ballot; he or she may request a new one before scanning the ballot (or after ballotrejection by tabulator for over-votes)

· All spoiled ballots are accounted for by the Chief Judge

· If voter is in line by the close time, they may vote

· At early voting if a voter is already registered, they may change their address

· Electronic and written votingguides are permissible in the voting enclosure

· If a ballot has been mailed but not received and the voter wants to vote in early voting, the mailed ballot shall be void and the voter can vote at early voting.

Assistance to Voters (There is also a separate tab for this.)

· Assistance may be provided to the voter by a person of the voter’s choice other than their employer/agent of employer or officer/agent of their union. (GS 163-166-8 & Numbered Memo 2022-11) Chief Judge, Judge or Assistants may also assist. The following voters are entitled to assistance 1. a physical disability preventing them from entering the voting booth or marking a ballot. 2. illiteracy & unable to mark ballot 3. blindness & unable to enter voting booth or mark ballot. GS 163-166.8. Voter must ask Chief Judge for permission for assistance.

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