Primary day: Know your rights when it comes to voting
It's primary day and it's important for voters to know their rights.
The Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. The law prohibits any means to prove qualifications or prerequisites.
Under the law, voters are given a specific polling site based on their address. It is illegal for a person to be turned away from that polling location.
No election officer or other person can coerce someone or intimidate someone at the polls. Voters also don't need ID. They simply just need to sign their name to confirm their identity after giving their name and address.
If it's your first time voting, and you didn't provide identification when you registered by mail, then you may be asked for ID.
Voting rights advocates say if a poll worker can't find your name and address, file an affidavit ballot.
Voters also have the right to view a sample ballot prior to voting.