(Section 101.048, F.S.)
What to do if
you vote a Provisional Ballot:
You will be provided a "Notice
of Rights for Provisional Ballot Voters" containing
instructions on how to obtain information on the status
your provisional ballot.
You have the right to present
further evidence of your eligibility up to two (2)
days after the election.
If the reason you voted
a provisional ballot is solely because you did not provide
an acceptable photo and signature identification at the
polls, you do not need to provide any further evidence of
your eligibility in order for your ballot to count.
The canvassing board will simply compare your signature
on the provisional ballot certificate with the signature
If the signatures match, your provisional ballot will be
counted, provided you are otherwise eligible.
If your signature on the
Provisional Ballot Certificate is missing or does not match
the one on file, you will still have the opportunity to cure
If you vote a
provisional ballot for other reasons (for example, your
eligibility is challenged by another person, you are in the
wrong precinct when you vote, you do not appear on the
precinct register, etc.), you have the opportunity to bring
in evidence to your respective supervisor of elections no
later than 5 pm, of the second day following the election.
The canvassing board will examine your provisional
ballot certificate, the cure affidavit, if applicable,
and any and all other information and evidence, if
available. The board will then make its determination
based on the law.
How to track the
status of your provisional ballot:
You may check the status of your provisional
ballot on our web site or by calling the office.
When requested, provide the Provisional Ballot Envelope
Identifier Number. This is located at the bottom of the
"Notice of Rights for Provisional Ballot Voters".
(Note: This number is not a ballot number, only a ballot
Phone: (386) 736-5930
Information as to
whether your provisional ballot was counted or not must be
made available no later than 30 days following the election.
(Sections 101.048(5)-(6), F.S.)
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