If you’re a mom or dad planning to vote in person at the next election, you may be concerned about what to do with your kids when making sure your voice is heard when you’re in the voting booth.
The good news is that nothing prevents you from bringing toddlers or children to the booth.
However, each state and some counties have different rules about what you can bring with you when you vote.
Here’s what you can and can’t bring with you when voting:
- Pens to mark selections (if polling place is not digitized)
- A lot of important information is packed into a small section of the ballot. If you need to bring additional documentation so we know what you’re voting for, don’t worry.
- Photo ID
- Although not required before voting, you may be asked to prove your identity if you have recently registered to vote and have not provided your identity at the time.
- sample ballot
- If you’ve already completed the process of marking your ballot at home and don’t want to make a mistake, feel free to bring it along.
- cell phone
- California has no rules about taking selfies or sharing pictures of ballots. However, these laws vary from state to state.
- If you need help voting because of a disability or other accessibility issue, you can get someone to help you vote. Many polling places have tools and materials to make the process easier for those with accessibility issues.
- service dog
- You can bring your service dog with you when you vote. Depending on your polling station, you may be able to bring non-service animals with you, but it’s probably best to leave your furry friend at home.
- Campaign materials such as shirts, buttons, and billboards
- These are considered prohibited under California election rules. You cannot be within 100 feet of your polling place.
- Petitions may not be solicited during voting.
- California is one of the few states that explicitly bans guns in polling places.
that is Hopefully covers the basics. Ultimately, what you can and cannot bring into a polling place is mostly common sense.
If you have questions about something not covered, or general questions about Election Day or voting, Contact your local elections office Or call the California Voter Hotline at 800-345-VOTE (8683).
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