What is a provisional ballot? For what reason would I have to use one?

A provisional ballot is a paper ballot used by a voter when their eligibility to vote cannot be determined at the polling place; see scenarios below. Voters who declare they are registered and eligible to vote in the City in which they desire to vote, but whose names do not appear on the registration list, must be permitted to cast a provisional ballot. If you have a good faith belief you are registered correctly in your City, you have the right to vote a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will count if your eligibility can be determined within three days after Election Day by your County Registrar’s office.

  • I am a registered voter in this county, but I am told I am at the wrong polling place in my county.

  • I am a registered voter, but I am told I am registered in a different county.

  • I believe I am registered to vote in this county, but the poll worker cannot find my registration, or the Registrar’s Office cannot confirm my registration.

  • I am a registered voter in this county, but I did not bring a photo ID to the polls.

  • I am a first-time voter in Georgia, and when I registered to vote by mail in this county, I did not provide a copy of identification verifying my name and address.

  • I am voting during extended polling hours in an election in which federal candidates are on the ballot.

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1. Who are the qualified candidates for the City of Norcross General Election?
2. What voting equipment will the city use for the 2020 Election?
3. When is the voter registration deadline for the 2020 Election?
4. Where can I register to vote?
5. How do I remove a deceased voter from the official list of registered voters in Gwinnett County?
6. Is there a provision for advance aged and/or disabled voters who cannot stand in line to vote?
7. I have a Norcross mailing address. Do I automatically qualify to vote in the city elections?
8. Who can vote an absentee ballot by mail? How often do you have to apply?
9. How can I obtain an absentee ballot?
10. Can a Norcross resident also vote for the state and county election at the city office?
11. How do I return my absentee ballot?
12. Can a relative of a disabled voter make an application for an absentee ballot for the disabled voter?
13. Can a ballot be picked up for an individual or someone else?
14. Are there deadlines for absentee applications and/or absentee ballots?
15. Can the absentee ballot be sent express mail?
16. The voter did not receive the ballot that was mailed. Can another be mailed?
17. What happens if I have been issued an absentee ballot but decide to vote at my precinct on Election Day?
18. How will election results be tabulated this year?
19. How can I change my name on my voter registration?
20. Can I make changes to my voter registration information at the polls on Election Day when I vote?
21. What is a provisional ballot? For what reason would I have to use one?
22. I am a candidate and would like to order a voter registration list. How can I accomplish that?