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The Voting Process



Voting Process

(This can also be found NCEIT.org Member Resources/Resources PP of the Summit Legal Brief)


· 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.)


· Voter signs Authorization to Vote (ATV)to obtain official ballot

· Voter exchanges ATV for ballot at ballot table

· Voter moves to voting booth & completes ballot

· 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

· 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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