Current "Polling Division" Voting Services Model

This figure is a flow chart of the current "polling division" voting services model. It shows the flow of the six possible steps that an elector can take at a polling site. Steps 1 to 5 highlight the role of the election officers involved at each step and then list the tasks they carry out. The diagram also lists the role and tasks of the central poll supervisor.

Step 1. Elector arrives at the polling site

At this step, information officers greet and direct the elector:

Step 2. Elector who is not on the voters list or whose information requires correction moves to the revision table

At this step, registration officers process registration:

Step 3. Elector who is on the voters list and has identification, or whose identity can be vouched for, moves to the appropriate polling station

At this step, the deputy returning officer and poll clerk confirm the elector's registration, identification and eligibility:

Step 4. Elector receives and marks the ballot

At this step, the deputy returning officer issues a ballot:

Step 5. Elector's ballot is verified

At this step, the deputy returning officer verifies that the ballot is the same one that was handed to the elector:

Step 6. Elector exits the polling site

Larger polling sites containing multiple polling stations are usually managed by central poll supervisors (including the revision table and all polling stations). The central poll supervisor: