The 15 provisional ballots reviewed by Monroe County’s election board on Friday at Election Central were not enough to affect the outcome of any of the races, not even the MCCSC referendum, which passed on a narrow 108-vote margin.
But the work of the board on Friday still affected the final tallies. Five out of the 15 provisional ballots were accepted as valid by the board. The remaining ten were rejected.
A provisional ballot is used when a voter’s eligibility is questioned on Election Day, or during the early or absentee voting process. A provisional ballot allows a voter to go ahead and cast their vote. But it gets set aside, subject to later verification by the election board. Continue reading “5 of 15 provisional ballots accepted by Monroe County election board for Nov. 7 election”