TIME OFF FOR VOTING
Each employer in the state shall schedule the work hours of employees on election days so that each employee will have an opportunity to exercise the right of franchise. Any employer who fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
2014 Important Events Calendar
|March 2014 Dates|
| Independent Filing deadline for General Election by noon||March,3,2014 - |
| Filing deadline for primary Ballot access by noon||March,3,2014|
|April 2014 Dates|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the May 20,2014 Primary Election||April,21,2014 - |
|May 2014 Dates|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the General Primary Runoff Election||May,12,2014 - |
| Preferential Primary Election, Nonpartisan Election||May,20,2014|
|June 2014 Dates|
| Congressional Primary RunOff||June,10,2014|
|July 2014 Dates|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the Municipal Party Election ||July,14,2014 - |
|August 2014 Dates|
| Municipal Party Primary Election (City Administrator)||August,12,2014|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote in the Annual School Election||August,19,2014|
|September 2014 Dates|
| Last day to register to vote for the Annual School Board Runoff Election||September,8,2014 - |
| Early voting begins for the Annual School Election.||September,10,2014|
| Deadline for a voter to deliver an absentee ballot to the county clerk not later than the close of regular business hours.||September,14,2014 - |
| Deadline for a voter to participate in early voting for the Annual School Election. ||September,16,2014|
| Annual School Board Election||September,17,2014|
|October 2014 Dates|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the November 4,2014 Election||October,6,2014 - |
| Annual School Board Runoff Election||October,7,2014|
|November 2014 Dates|
| November General Election Day||November,4,2014|
Poll Hours: 7:30 AM-7:30 PM
Your precinct is determined by where you live and the polling site is assigned by your county election commission. Most local newspapers publish a list of polling sites within a few days of an election. If you received a Voter ID card from your county clerk, it may show your precinct. You can also find your location online at www.voterview.org.
What to Expect When Voting
- An election official will ask you to state your name and address and confirm your date of birth.
- The election official will ask you to provide identification. The following documents are acceptable: a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
- If you're unable to provide ID, the election official will note it on the Precinct Voter Registration List, and you may vote a regular ballot.
- If you registered by mail after January 1, 2003, and did not submit the required ID with your voter registration application, you may be required to show ID to vote a regular ballot. If you don't present ID, the election official will instruct you on voting a Provisional Ballot.
- In a primary election, you must state the party primary in which you wish to vote. If you do not wish to cast a party ballot, you may choose to vote only in the non-partisan races (which may include judicial contests, tax increases and other local issues).
- n a primary election, you are allowed to vote only one party's ballot or the non-partisan judicial ballot. The election official records which party's ballot you choose.
- Next, you will sign the Precinct Voter Registration List, and the election official will add your name to the list of voters.
- The election official will give you a ballot or direct you to a voting machine.
- After setting the voting machine, or handing you a paper ballot, the poll worker will leave you in private. You are allotted 5 minutes to vote.
- You will go alone to a voting booth and mark your ballot. You are allotted 5 minutes to vote.
- If you vote a paper ballot, you will deposit it into the ballot box or an electronic scanner.
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