Voters might be mixed up about terms for the provisional ballot. That’s because the overturned photo I-D law tried to change it. Under the law, the provisional ballot was tied to voter identification. Voters without the proper form of photo I.D. could cast a provisional ballot and return later with the proper I.D. to verify their votes. Spokesman Stacie Temple with Secretary of State’s office says that’s no longer the case. When the State Supreme Court overturned the new law, it also cut ties between teh provisional ballot and the identification regulations. Temple says that means voters would only need a provisional ballot if there is a need to verify eligibility in a particular precinct or on the voter roll book. Authorities then determine whether to verify the all provisional ballots cast after the polls close.
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