PROVISIONAL BALLOTImportant information for you!
New Federal and State laws provide voters with the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot under certain circumstances. County election officials will examine the provisional ballots within three (3) days after an election to determine if the individual voting that ballot was entitled to vote at the election district in the election.
ARE YOU Eligible to cast a provisional ballot?
Individuals are to be provided the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot if:
- The individual appears to vote and claims to be properly registered and eligible to vote in the election district, but the individual's name does not appear on the general register and elections officials cannot determine his registration.
- Regardless of whether the individual's name appears on the general register, the voter does not have an approved form of identification the first time he appears to vote in a precinct.
- An election official asserts that the individual is not eligible to vote. (In a Primary Election this includes voters who claim to be registered for a particular political party, but the general register indicates they are registered as a member of another political party.)
Individuals are required to vote by provisional ballot if:
- The voter is voting as a result of a Federal or State court order.
- A voter is voting as a result of an order extending the time established for closing the polls by State law that is in effect ten (10) days before an election.
Within three (3) days after the election, the county board of elections will examine the provisional ballot to determine the validity of your completed provisional ballot. A precinct election official will provide you with information for you to determine the status of your completed provisional ballot.