Hi I'm a first time voter with pretty severe anxiety and OCD. This stopped me from voting before and I don't want to let it do so again, so I'm finally getting registered! I was just wondering if you could give me a heads up about what to expect when voting? What is the standard situation like? Will I have to talk to many people? Just in general, what am I expected to do? I feel like knowing this stuff will help ease my anxiety so I can prepare! Thanks and it's okay if you can't answer this! :)
Hi there! I answer your question below, but FYI you don’t have to go in at all, you can vote by mail via Absentee Vote if you prefer:
Normally speaking you really don’t interact much anyway. You walk in with an ID and there are people with books of names and addresses in the district. You say your name and show your ID, they check you off, and give you a voting sheet that you take into a booth. Afterwards you hand your ballot to a worker who puts it in a secure container. That’s it!
The whole process is super private and besides giving them your name and address to confirm who you are, you don’t have to talk to anybody.
Hope that helps!