Provisional voting was created to allow a voter, whose eligibility has been questioned, to vote on Election Day. Provisional Ballots must be kept in a separate and secure container until the voter’s eligibility to vote is determined by the Election Authority AFTER Election Day.
Provisional voting applies in six different circumstances:
Provisional voting ensures all qualified voters are allowed to vote. It corrects any error made during the registration process and updates voter records. It registers voters for future elections.
After the Provisional Voter has voted at the polling place on Election Day, they will be instructed to submit additional proof of registration to the election authority. The voter will be instructed how to determine if their ballot was counted.
For information is available by either calling the County Clerk’s office 815-941-3222 or the State Board of Elections web site.www.elections.il.gov