What is a Provisional Vote?

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 - 05:26 PM
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The results from yesterday’s elections are technically unofficial right now. There are still provisional votes to count. These votes are different than an absentee vote. A provisional vote applies to a person who has moved within a 30 days of the election and has not changed their address. They may vote on Election Day, but those votes are sealed and not counted with the others. The Board of Elections then verifies the voter’s information, which takes ten days. Therefore close races like the Franklin local school district, will not be decided before November 15th. Muskingum County still has about 244 provisional votes according to Board of Elections officials.

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