Common Reasons for Voting a Provisional Ballot
Any of the following scenarios would require you to cast a provisional ballot. For a complete list, visit www.MyOhioVote.com.
- You are not registered to vote or did not update your address at least 30 days prior to the election.
- You are unable or decline to provide an acceptable form of identification
- You already requested an absentee ballot for that election.
The content of a provisional ballot is the same as a regular ballot, but it is cast “provisionally” until election officials can verify your eligibility to vote.
If you cast a provisional ballot and did not provide an acceptable form of identification, you must appear in person at the board of elections within 7 days immediately following Election Day with your ID for your ballot to be counted.