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Polling Place FAQ

What is a polling place?

A polling place is where voters cast their ballots on Election Day.

What are the requirements to host a polling place?
    To volunteer your residence or business as a polling place, the facility must have:
  • At least 20 by 20 square feet; minimum of 400 square feet
  • Sufficient parking
  • Access ramps and handicap parking
  • Access to a restroom on site
  • Enclosed area with proper (adequate) lighting and heating
  • 1 to 2 tables with 4 to 6 chairs
  • Electric outlet for Precinct Ballot Reader
  • Poll location available between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (approx.) on Election Day
What are the hours?

Pollworkers must have access to the location by 6 a.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m. on Election Day.

What is required to host a polling place?

Each polling place must have 1-2 tables and approximately 4 chairs, be accessible for voters with disabilities in addition to heating, electricity, and restroom facility for the pollworkers.

What are the benefits of hosting a polling place?

As a polling place owner, you are helping your community voters exercise their constitutional right to vote and earn $25.

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