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What to Expect at the Polling Place

signing keypad

With the Optical Scan Voting System, here's what to expect when you go to the polls - whether voting early or at your precinct on Election Day: 

  • Show your valid and current picture and signature ID
  • Sign the keypad of the electronic poll book
  • Receive a ballot ticket printed by the electronic poll book 

Receiving Ballot

  • Take your ballot ticket to the ballot distribution manager
  • Receive your paper ballot

Voting Booth

  • Proceed to voting booth


  • Use black pen provided to fill in the ovals next to your choices
  • Review your ballot
  • If you wish to make changes, ask a poll worker for help

optical scanner

  • Once you have completed voting, take your ballot to the ballot scanner near the exit

ballot scanner

  • Insert your ballot into the ballot scanner


Correctly Marked Ballot


correctly marked ballot

  • If your ballot is marked correctly, the scanner will accept your ballot, record your votes and deposit the ballot into a locked ballot box

Mismarked Ballots

blank ballotovervoted ballot

  • The scanner will alert you if your ballot appears blank or contains one or more overvotes

overvoted ballot

IMPORTANT: If you have any questions, ask a poll worker for help. Once you have inserted your ballot into the scanner and your votes are recorded, the ballot CANNOT be returned

  • You will be given the option to either CAST the ballot as is, or RETURN it to you for corrections

An ADA accessible voting machine will be available at each early voting location and Election Day polling place.


  • This ballot marking device uses an optical scan ballot
  • The ExpressVote allows voters with disabilities the option to use an audio function with headset and Braille keypad

paddle switch

  • Other ExpressVote options include a zoom-in large-print feature, a sip-and-puff device, and a two-switch paddle device (pictured)
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Julie Marcus ● Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Email: [email protected] | Mail Ballots: [email protected] | Public Records Request: Submit Form

P:(727) 464-VOTE (8683) ● F:(727) 464-6239

Election Service Center

13001 Starkey Rd.
Largo, FL 33773
(Starkey Lakes Corporate Center)

Pinellas County Courthouse

315 Court Street, Room 117
Clearwater, FL 33756

County Building

501 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(Fifth Street North Entrance)

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