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. Can I register to vote at the polls on Election Day?
7. In which voting ward do I reside (ie. where do I vote)?
8. Why is there an election official stationed at the voting machine?
9. If I was interested in helping out at the polls on Election Day, whom should I contact?
10. How do I properly put the ballot into the voting machine?
11. How can I learn more about elections?
12. Can I vote by absentee ballot simply because I don’t want to go to the polls on Election Day?
13. 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?
14. Will I be notified if my absentee ballot is not counted?
15. Can I email my request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s Office?
16. When I request an absentee ballot, how can I find out when my request was received and when my ballot was mailed to me?
17. Can my spouse or parent return my absentee ballot for me?
18. Why does the Ballot Clerk ask for me to speak my name and address?
19. At times, why are there people sitting behind the ballot clerks watching voters check in?
20. What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
21. Is the Moderator looking to see how a voter voted when they process the absentee ballots?
22. When inserting my ballot into the voting machine, do I put the ballot in face up or face down?
23. Why is there an election official stationed at the voting machine watching me put my ballot in the machine?
24. What happens after completing a Challenged Voter Affidavit (CVA)?
25. What is Electioneering?
26. How many election officials are there per ward?
27. How do you accommodate voters with disabilities?
28. What do the Election Officials do?