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Provisional Voting

Louisiana Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted by 3 days after the election.

You must be a registered voter in the parish where you vote and eligible to vote in the election for federal office for your provisional ballot to be counted. There are several reasons why you may vote a provisional ballot. Those reasons are:

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Provisional ballots are to be counted within a "reasonable time" after the Election. Check with your County Clerk for more information.

If your eligibility to vote is questioned on Election Day, you are allowed to cast a challenged ballot. A challenged ballot must be counted the same as a regular ballot. The validity of a challenged ballot need not be determined unless it affects the results of an election.

Maryland Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot allows someone who thinks they are an eligible voter to vote. You might vote a provisional ballot if:

Massachusetts Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted 12 days after the election.

You may cast a provisional ballot if you run into the following situations at the polls.

Your name is not on the list. If you believe you're registered to vote, are at the correct polling place but your name does not appear on the voting list. You can ask the poll worker to contact the city or town hall to confirm your registration. If your registration is not verifiable, you may cast a provisional ballot.

Kansas Provisional Ballot

Provisional Ballots are counted either the Monday or the second Thursday after the Election.

You may vote by provisional ballot if your name is not on the voter registration list or if there is a question about your qualifications to vote. The envelope containing the ballot is grouped with other provisional ballots. These ballots are not counted on Election Day. They are set aside for consideration by the county canvassers.

PROVISIONAL BALLOT VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Hawaii Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted 20 days after the election.

Requirements for provisional voting:

Illinois Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted 14 days after an election. To find out if your vote was counted, please use your state's provisional ballot tool.

An election judge will issue you a provisional ballot at your polling place if:

Indiana Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted 10 days after the election.

If you believe you are registered to vote in a precinct, but your name does not appear on the poll list, or if you have been challenged as not qualified to vote in your precinct, you will cast a provisional ballot.

Iowa Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted the Thursday after Election Day.

If your name is not on the list of registered voters, you may register to vote at the polls on Election day and vote a regular ballot.

If you do not have the proper forms of ID to register on Election Day, or if someone challenges your right to vote on Election day, you may cast a provisional ballot.

Idaho Provisional Voting

Idaho does not have provisional voting.

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