What is a provisional ballot?
A provisional ballot is a regular ballot that is put inside of a provisional envelope. The voter fills out name and current address on the envelope and signs it. After the polls close, the ballot is returned to the election office, where the information on the envelope is verified against the voter registration records.

If the information that the voter has written on the envelope matches the information on the voter registration record, the ballot is removed from the envelope and counted just like any other ballot.

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1. What is a provisional ballot?
2. Who must vote a provisional ballot?
3. What if I go to the wrong polling place and have to vote a provisional ballot? Will my ballot still be counted?
4. I have heard that provisional ballots are not counted. Is this true?