Official Voter Information Guide

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If Your Name Is Not on the List at Your Polling Place

If your name does not appear on the voter list at your polling place, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot at any polling place in the county in which you are registered to vote.

Provisional ballots are ballots cast by voters who:

  • Believe they are registered to vote even though their names do not appear on the official voter registration list;
  • Believe the official voter registration list incorrectly lists their political party preference; or
  • Vote by mail but cannot locate their vote-by-mail ballot and instead want to vote at a polling place.

Your provisional ballot will be counted after county elections officials have confirmed that you are registered to vote and did not vote elsewhere in that same election. The poll worker can give you information about how to check that your provisional ballot was counted and, if it was not counted, the reason why.