Provisional ballots are a fail-safe measure designed to ensure that all eligible voters have their ballots counted.
To check the status of your provisional ballot, click the link below:
Types of Provisional Ballots
Provisional Ballot (A.R.S. §16-584(E))
A provisional ballot may be issued to a voter if
- Voter was sent an early ballot
- Voter name does not appear on the signature roster
- Voter is in inactive status
- Voter changed their name
- Voter moved to a new address within the county but did not update their voter registration
Conditional Provisional Ballot (A.R.S. § 16-579(A)(2))
A voter will be issued a conditional provisional ballot if they did not provide acceptable proof of identity to poll workers. In order for their conditional provisional ballot to be counted, the voter must provide proof of identity to the County Recorder by 5:00 pm on:
- The 5th business day following a general election that includes an election for a federal office, or
- The 3rd business day following any election other than a general election.
No person should be turned away from the polls without being offered a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots won’t be counted until the county verifies that the voter is in fact registered and eligible to vote. A voter must also be in the correct precinct for their provisional ballot to count if their county does not use vote centers.