Whether you are voting absentee or at the polls, you'll cast your vote by completing a ballot. Your ballot will be a large piece of paper with the different races and candidates on it. You vote by filling in the circle next to your preferred candidate - just like you would on a scantron test. Do you need to learn more about the races and candidates you can vote for in the upcoming election? Go to Ballotready.org to learn what will be on your ballot and create a personalized guide you can use when voting.