Observe any part of the election process including early voting and the processing and counting of provisional and mail-in ballots
Be present while judges set up the polling place before polls open, during voting, and after the polls close while the judges finish their work
Observe each stage of the process including running the zero tape on voting machines and receiving and bundling of the mail-in ballots
Maintain their own list of eligible electors who have voted
Compare the final county machine vote totals with the poll book check-in totals
Leave and return during the hours the polls are open (another certificate of appointment is not necessary, the original certificate will suffice);
Challenge ineligible electors in writing (no oral challenges are allowed)
Watchers May Not:
Record ballot numbers or other identifying information about electors, but they must be provided with a way to find out who has voted
Handle election supplies
Take pictures or make any video or digital recordings within the polling place
Use cell phones, laptops, smartphones, cameras, PDAs or other electronic devices in the voting area and ballot processing and counting locations
Interrupt, disrupt, or otherwise interfere with the orderly process and conduct of any election
Interact with Election Judges, except the Judge designated as the Watchers point of contact.
The City Clerk will assign an Election Judge to be the point of contact for watchers at each polling place. The Election Judge will provide the watcher with a list of individuals who have voted.
Watchers may observe all activities within the polling place, but must stay at least 6 feet from voting booths, ballot boxes, and all voting equipment including direct record electronic voting machines and tabulation equipment.