Provisional ballots are used when:
- A person’s registration status cannot be verified
- A registered voter has not provided a valid photo identification
- A court orders the polls to stay open past their normal closing time
The decision of whether to count the provisional vote is made by our local Electoral Board in the days after the Election. If you cast a provisional ballot, you will be given notice of the time and place of the Electoral Board’s meeting, as well as a toll-free number to check the status of your ballot. You have the right to be present when the Electoral Board makes its decision about whether to count your provisional ballot.