Election Day is near, so make sure you have a correct ballot before casting your vote.
- Make sure you have a correct state-issued identification – Six kinds of photo ID are accepted in Georgia: a state driver’s license, a state or federal ID card, a valid employee ID from any government agency, a U.S. passport, a U.S. military ID or a tribal photo ID.
- If you can’t find your registration information but think you should be registered, contact your county election office for more information at – Camden County is 912-576-3245.
- Voters whose registrations are pending verification can often resolve any issues when they go to vote by showing photo ID. For new U.S. citizens, they might need to bring their naturalization certificates or a U.S. passport.
- For those whose information couldn’t be verified, they can fill out a provisional ballot. Voters have three days after the election to verify their information and have their provisional ballots counted.
- Before voting, make sure you have the correct ballot before casting your vote.
- If you feel the ballot you have in incorrect, ask for the correct ballot by a local election worker.
What is a provisional ballot?
Provisional ballots ensure that voters are not excluded from the voting process due to an administrative error. Provisional ballots typically provide for a fail-safe mechanism for voters who arrive at the polls on Election Day and whose eligibility to vote is uncertain.
For a voter to cast a provisional ballot, there must be some question as to his or her eligibility to vote. These questions vary across states. The most common reasons, as identified by the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, are:
- The voter’s name is not on the poll or registration list
- The voter’s eligibility cannot be otherwise established
- The voter’s identity and/or eligibility to vote has been challenged by a poll-worker or election official
- The voter does not have identification as required by that state
- The voter requested an absentee ballot but claims he or she either didn’t receive it or didn’t cast it
- The voter’s address or name has changed but their voter registration information does not reflect the change
- For primaries, the voter registration reflects an error in party listing
Most states have additional reasons specific to those states. In addition, Help America Vote Act 2002 requires all states to issue provisional ballots if the polling place hours are extended by court order.
Again, please check your ballot before voting and check the My Voter Page before voting.