How to make your trip to the polls go smoothly

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VIRGINIA (WAVY) — If you plan on voting on Tuesday, 10 On Your Side has a few tips to help make your trip as smooth as possible.

“The first is show up in the right place,” said Al Ablowich, Chairman for the Virginia Beach Electoral Board.

Ablowich says it’s important for voters to show up at the correct precincts. Voters can find out where those locations are either on their voter registration cards or online.

Remember to bring a valid photo identification.

Election officials also recommend that voters know what is on the ballots to help save time.

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Dianna Moorman, the Director of Elections for James City County, recommends looking over the amendments and knowing who to vote for prior to coming to the polls.

“More than likely, that will be the number one reason at the polls tomorrow because of those two constitutional amendments. They are very wordy,” said Moorman.

Although Moorman says selfies taken on phones are legal, you can not take photos of others within polling places.

“If you want your face on social media, it doesn’t mean the person behind you does,” she said.

Disruptions such as loud talking are also prohibited.

Ablowich is asking voters to not use cell phones within any polling location as a courtesy to other voters.

“We’re all over the age of 18, so just act like it,” Moorman said about polling behavior.

Election officials also recommend going in the early afternoon to vote to avoid lines. They say the busiest times are between 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Officials are hoping by knowing these tips, you can help make the process easier for everyone.

“I think it’s going to be a smooth election. You’re going to go out and enjoy your neighborly duty and enjoy the rest of your day,” said Moorman.