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Election Division > Help America Vote Act > Voting Systems in Indiana > Poll Worker Training Materials > Online Poll Worker Training: Chapter Six Online Poll Worker Training: Chapter Six

Chapter Six: The Voting Process

CORRECTIONS:

1.Poll clerks are permitted to ask for and review photo ID.

2.Poll clerks will ask voters to provide their ID number, but providing it is optional. See IC 3-11-8-25.1(g)(3).

3. All school board elections will be in the general election.

QUESTIONS

1. What should a poll worker do if a voter signs the poll book by mistake without having provided a photo ID?

            a. Allow the voter to vote anyways

            b. Turn the voter away

            c. Allow the voter to cast a provisional ballot

            d. Ask the voter to return later with a photo ID

 

2. What should a poll worker look for when comparing a voter’s photo ID to information in the poll book?

            a. The photo ID should match the name and address in the poll book

b. When comparing a voter’s photo ID to information in the poll book, only the name must match

            c. The photo ID should match only the address in the poll book

            d. None of the above

 

3. Once a voter’s photo ID has been verified, what next steps must be taken by the Poll Clerk?

            a. The Poll Clerk then gives the voter a ballot

b. The Poll Clerk allows the voter to sign the poll book, compares the signature on the poll list to the signature on the voter’s registration card, asks the voter to provide or update their voter identification number, determines whether or not the voter must provide additional documentation, and determines whether or not a fail-safe procedure can solve a problem if one should arise

c. The Poll Clerk allows the voter to sign the poll book and determines whether or not the voter must provide additional documentation

d. The Poll Clerk allows the voter to sign the poll book and then gives the voter a ballot

 

4. What is the voter identification number?

            a. The voter’s social security number

            b. Usually the voter’s employee ID number

c. Either the voter’s Indiana Driver’s License Number or the last four digits of the voter’s social security number

            d. A number chosen by the voter

 

5. What should a Poll Clerk do if they question a voter’s identity based on their signature in the poll book?

            a. Challenge the voter

            b. Ask the voter to leave the polls immediately

            c. Find someone else to confirm their concern and then ask the voter to leave

            d. None of the above

 

6. What kinds of problems can be solved by using fail-safe procedures?

a. A voter was left off the poll list by mistake, mistaken records show a voter has moved, a voter has moved outside of the precinct but is allowed to return to their old precinct to vote, or the voter has proof they are registered to vote but the voter’s name does not appear on the poll list

b. The voter does not provide a photo ID, the voter does not provide additional documentation that is required, the voter’s signature does not match the signature on the voter registration card, or the voter is not a citizen of Indiana

c. The voter is a foreign national, the voter is in the military and not registered in Indiana, or the voter has already voted absentee by mail

d. None of the above

 

7. Where can a poll worker find out when and how to use fail-safe procedures?

            a. In the election training manual

            b. In the local newspaper

c. The information is not provided at the polling place so poll workers must memorize every fail-safe procedure before Election Day

            d. The information is only online

 

8. If no poll worker is certain whether or not a fail-safe procedure should be used, what should a poll worker do?

            a. Allow the voter to vote anyways

            b. Provide the voter with a provisional ballot immediately

c. Call the county election board to see if the problem can be solved with their help

            d. Ask the voter to leave

 

9. In an Indiana primary election, are voters required to declare a party preference in order to vote?

            a. Yes, every voter must declare a party preference

b. No, school board offices and public questions are the only issues that can be voted on without a party ballot

            c. No, if the voter has permission from the circuit court clerk

            d. No, if the voter has permission from the Indiana Secretary of State

 

10. When should a Poll Clerk give a ballot to a voter?

            a. Immediately after they present a photo ID

b. Once they meet all requirements, sign the poll book and once a voting booth has become available for their use

c. Immediately after a voter signs the poll book, even if there is no voting booth available

d. As soon as a voter enters the polling place

ANSWER KEY