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Provisional Voting

South Carolina Provisional Voting

Provisional Ballots are counted before the Friday after a General Election or the Thursday after a Primary or Runoff Election. You can check the status of your provisional ballot online.

You are entitled to cast a provisional ballot if:

Rhode Island Provisional Ballot

Provisional ballots are counted 48 hours after Election Day.

You may use a provisional ballot if:

Pennsylvania Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted 7 days after Election Day.

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

Oregon Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted 14 days after Election Day.

Oklahoma Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted after 5pm the Friday after Election Day.

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.

Ohio Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted until the 11th day after Election Day or until any hearing required under State Law with regard to the provisional voter is held, whichever is earlier.

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:

North Carolina Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted immediately after the polls close and continue until completed.

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:

New York Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted no more than 14 days after a General or Special Election and no more than 8 days after a Primary.

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

New Mexico Provisional Voting

Voters hav until 5pm two days after the Election to provide proper identification for their provisional ballot to be counted.

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 Jersey Provisional Ballots

Provisional ballots are counted before the Monday after the election.

Provisional ballots are paper ballots that are used at the polling place on election day under the following circumstances:

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