If voter registration records have not been updated by either the voter
or the county board of elections, Provisional Voting allows voters, who
would otherwise not be permitted to vote, to cast a ballot and have
their registration information later verified. Provisional Voting also
allows voters who have moved within thirty days of an election to vote
in their new precinct by completing a simple form.
You will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot at the polling place
after completing and signing a provisional affirmation statement for any
of the following reasons:
Your name does not appear on the official poll list for an election,
or an election official asserts that you are not eligible to vote or is
unable to determine your eligibility.
You are unable or decline to provide the required proof of identity,
which includes a current and valid photo identification card, military
identification, a copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck,
government check, or government document showing your name and current
address. (Note: You cannot use as proof of identification a notice that
the board of elections mailed to you.)
Your name appears on the poll list or signature book as having
requested an absentee ballot.
Your name is marked on the poll list or signature book with a notation
that registration mailings have been returned as undeliverable.
A hearing on a challenge to your eligibility as an elector has been
postponed until after Election Day.
Your signature, in the opinion of the precinct officers, does not
match the signature on your registration form.
Your eligibility to cast a ballot has been challenged by the precinct
officers, and you refuse to make the required statement.