Go to the Polls
How to Use the Voting Machine
The Express Vote XL voting machine is designed to be easy for all voters to use. You can vote by touch screen, in the language of your choice, and the voting machine is fully ADA compliant.
Step by Step:
New Electronic Poll Books are now in use. Voters may now proceed to any table to check in. Voters may use their sample ballot or driver’s license to reduce check-in times, but it is not mandatory in order to vote.
Please note, voters’ signature on the electronic poll book will become their official signature for elections.
After signing the poll book and following other instructions from poll workers, you will receive an Authority to Vote (ATV) slip and a ballot card. Hand the ATV slip to the poll worker at the machine.
- Step inside the machine’s curtain and insert the ballot card on the lower right-hand side, with the notch positioned in the upper right-hand corner. The ballot card activates the machine and serves as verification of your in-person voting at that time.
- Press the “Start Voting” button and select your chosen language.
To select a candidate to vote for, tap the box with the candidate’s name. The box will turn green. If you decide to change your selection, tap the box again, and it will return to white.
To write in a candidate, tap the button in the personal choice column for the office up for election. Type in the candidate’s name and tap "Accept.” The box will then turn green, and the candidate's name will appear.
- For General Election Public Questions, tap the “YES” or “NO” button after the question.
- If the text is too small to read, tap “Full Text” and it will appear larger on the screen.
- When you are finished, tap “Print Ballot.” The candidates you’ve selected will show on the ballot card, which will appear behind the window on the right.
Review the ballot card to make sure it is accurate and shows the candidates you want to vote for.
If you encounter an issue or have a question, speak to a poll worker.
- Press “Cast Ballot” to submit your vote!
Please note: The ballot card does not return to you but is stored safely and securely by the Board of Elections.