First-time voters checklist: All you need to know before your first vote

Casting your first vote is exciting and sometimes confusing; but it doesn't have to be.

Here are a few ways you can make your first voting experience hassle-free.

1. Before you show up to the polls, make sure you're registered to vote.

2. Find your polling place. Every person is assigned a specific polling place based on where they live.

3. Learn about the issues and where candidates running for office stand. It's on your ballot.

4. Check if you need to bring your driver's license or other IDs so you aren't prevented from casting your vote.

5. Now you're ready to vote! Happy voting.