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Provisional Voting

Pennsylvania Provisional Voting

You are provided the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot if:

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If you are not authorized to vote, are successfully challenged, or are otherwise denied the ability to vote and you maintain that you are currently registered to vote in that precinct, you may cast a ballot which shall be called a provisional ballot. You must complete an affirmation for a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are not counted on election night. The county auditor will investigate the following day to determine if you were properly registered in that precinct.

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You are entitled to cast a provisional ballot if:

Oregon Provisional Voting

If there is a question about your eligibility as a voter or if you need to vote at a county elections office in a county other than the one in which you live, you will be issued a provisional ballot. In order to obtain a provisional ballot, you need to fill out a provisional ballot request form at the county elections office.

North Carolina Provisional Voting

You may be asked to vote a provisional ballot if:

  • your qualification to vote is questioned
  • your voter eligibility is questioned
  • your eligibility to vote a specific ballot is questioned

If you are asked to vote a provisional ballot, that ballot will be held aside until you can prove your eligibility to vote.

Examples of reasons for provisional voting:

Ohio Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote if the voter's eligibility is in question and the voter would otherwise not be allowed to vote. There are several scenarios where a voter may cast a provisional ballot:

Oklahoma Provisional Voting

If you do not show proof of identity, you may vote only by provisional ballot. You must fill out and sign an affidavit that explains why the provisional ballot should be counted. After election day, County Election Board officials will investigate the information provided and will either approve the provisional ballot or will reject it. In order for the provisional ballot to be approved, the information on the affidavit must match the information in your voter registration record.

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In North Dakota, there is no need for provisional voting, since there is no voter registration process.

New Mexico Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is permitted and is eligible for verification if cast in correct jurisdiction. You will be issued a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the roster or you do not provide the required identification. You can check the status of your provisional ballot by contacting your county clerk's office.

New York Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is available if the ballot was cast in the correct precinct.

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