What do the Election Officials do?
- Moderator: Presides over operations at the polling location for their ward. Some of their duties involve swearing in election officials, announcing opening and closing of polls, processing returned absentee ballots, overseeing the ballot box, processing end of day paperwork and handling any questions or situations that may arise throughout the day.
- Supervisors of the Checklist: Register and approve new voters, address changes and party affiliation changes. They assist the Moderator with processing absentee ballots. On Election Day, they also assist folks who do not have Photo ID.
- Ballot Clerks: Check in voters when they come in to vote. They check Photo Identification of voters entering polls and verify names and addresses of voters. At the end of the night, they tally up the number of voters who have cast ballots for this election and also help with hand counting of ballots for write-ins and ballots that would not go through the machine.
- Ward Clerks: Ward Clerks are responsible for keeping count of the ballots used on Election Day and handing ballots to voters as they enter the polls. They also help to tally results and complete many of the results forms at the end of the night.

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1. How do I register to vote in Lebanon?
2. Where do I register to vote?
3. What documentation do I need to register to vote?
4. Can you register to vote without a Photo ID?
5. What if I do not have photo ID?
6. What happens after completing a Challenged Voter Affidavit (CVA)?
7. In which voting ward do I reside (ie. where do I vote)?
8. What if I moved wards?
9. What if I moved addresses within my ward?
10. Can I register to vote at the polls on Election Day?
11. How do I remove a name from the Voter Checklist?
12. Can I vote by absentee ballot simply because I don’t want to go to the polls on Election Day?
13. When I request an absentee ballot, how can I find out when my request was received and when my ballot was mailed to me?
14. When requesting an absentee ballot, can my spouse or someone else sign the absentee ballot request form for me if I am not available to do it myself?
15. Will I be notified if my absentee ballot is not counted?
16. Can I email my request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s Office?
17. Can my spouse or parent return my absentee ballot for me?
18. What is Electioneering?
19. How do you accommodate voters with disabilities?
20. How can I learn more about elections?
21. How can I help at the polls on Election Day?
22. What do the Election Officials do?
23. How many election officials are there per ward?
24. Why does the Ballot Clerk ask for me to speak my name and address?
25. At times, why are there people sitting behind the ballot clerks watching voters check in?
26. Why is there an election official stationed at the voting machine?
27. Why does an election official watch me put my ballot in the voting machine?
28. Do I put the ballot face up or face down into the ballot machine?
29. How do I properly put the ballot into the voting machine?
30. What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
31. Is the Moderator looking at how a voter voted when processing absentee ballots?
32. How is a tie vote determined?