How do election officials prevent someone from voting twice?

Election administrators take many steps to ensure that voters only cast one ballot in an election. Voters have to be eligible to receive a ballot. Election officials keep detailed records of who has already voted, and who has already requested and received a ballot in the mail. These steps make it difficult for someone to cheat, so voting twice is both easy to catch and extremely rare. Additionally, most state laws make this type of illegal activity a felony that is punishable by time in jail, large fines, or both.

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. What are the qualifications to register/vote?
3. Where can I get voter registration/change forms?
4. How do I change my information? Name/Party/Address
5. Where do I vote?
6. What time do the polls open?
7. What if I cannot enter or visit my polling place?
8. What is Absentee Voting and One-Stop Voting?
9. What is a provisional ballot/transferred voter?
10. How can I be removed from your registration rolls?
11. I am registered unaffiliated, may I vote in a Primary Election?
12. When is the deadline to register to vote in an election?
13. I drive by a polling place on my way to work. Can't I just vote there?
14. How do I know if my voter registration is up to date?
15. How do election officials prevent someone from voting twice?
16. What are my rights as a voter?
17. When will ballots be mailed for the 2022 Statewide Primary and Election?
18. I've completed my absentee ballot request. Is there a way to track when my ballot will arrive?
19. I am a visually impaired voter, is there an easy way for me to request and vote with an Absentee Ballot?
20. May I mail my voted absentee ballot together with another voter's Absentee Ballot in the same envelope?
21. May I request an absentee ballot by mail for someone else?
22. Who is qualified to vote absentee ballot by mail?
23. How can I receive an absentee ballot by mail?
24. Can I get information about the election security?