Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Absentee Ballots

Programs that arrange for the participation (usually by mail) in elections by qualified voters who, because of serious illness, military service or absence from home for business or other reasons, are unable to appear at the polls in person on election day.

Election Information

Programs that publish and/or distribute voter information guides, sample ballots and other materials that provide information regarding the positions of rival candidates in an election, summaries of the pros and cons of specific ballot measures (including potential costs to taxpayers and arguments for and against individual measures prepared by proponents and opponents), rules for same day voter registration and general information about precinct boundaries, the location and hours of polling places, early voting options, secured vote by mail ballot drop-off locations (where available), as well as other details regarding the content or the mechanics of the election.

Filing Procedures for Candidates

Programs that provide information about the procedures that people are required to follow in order to become candidates for public office and/or which enforce compliance with requirements by candidates.

Polling Places

Community organizations, churches and other facilities that have been designated as places where people can vote during local, county, state and national elections. Included are polling sites for the election of school board members as well as those for elections involving political offices.

Voter Registration Offices

Government offices that provide copies of voter registration applications and maintain official records of individuals who have exercised their right to participate in the election process by registering to vote. Included are the local Registrar of Voters offices and other government offices through which people can obtain and file their registration forms; and offices that are responsible for managing online voter registration. In order to qualify, people must be citizens; age 18 or older; and residents of the state, county/municipal district or precinct for at least 30 days. People are required to re-register if they change their names, their addresses or their party affiliations.

Voting Rights Protection

Programs that are responsible for protecting the individual's right to register and vote in all local, state and national elections. Services include accepting and resolving complaints regarding fraud, corruption or discrimination in voting registration, voting or the counting of votes; the location, hours, staffing or equipping of polling places; the drawing of voting precinct boundaries; and other problems in the election process which prevent individuals from exercising their right to vote.