Volusia County Department of Elections
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Provisional Ballot
(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 on file.

    • 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 the deficiency.

    • You will need to submit a completed Provisional Ballot Cure Affidavit (DS-DE 210) to the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 5 pm on the second day after the election.

      Provisional Ballot Cure Affidavit - English (pdf) / Espaņol (pdf)

  • 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 envelope identifier.)

    • Web site:  Provisional Status

    • 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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