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Provisional Ballot Notice

Form No. 12H Prescribed by Secretary of State (12-11) 
 

PROVISIONAL BALLOT NOTICE

This Notice must be provided to every person who votes a Provisional Ballot.
 

A PROVISIONAL VOTER HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE:

To learn more about your provisional ballot, to learn if you need to provide any more information for it to be counted in the November 5, 2013 general election, or to learn after November 15, 2013, whether it was counted, please call the PROVISIONAL VOTER HOTLINE AT:

1-866-OHIO-VOTE (1-866-644-6868)

This Hotline is available from November 6, 2013 to December 31, 2013. If you have questions on Election Day (November 5, 2013), please call the Secretary of State’s Hotline at 1-877-868-3874.

If you are required to provide more information (see below) for your ballot to count, you have until 10 days after Election Day (from November 5, 2013 thru November 15, 2013) to supply the board of elections with the required information. You can learn whether you need to provide any other information by reading the information below or by calling 1-866- OHIO-VOTE, or you may call the board of elections directly. A directory of boards of elections is located online at:

www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/electionsofficials/boeDirectory.aspx

Your Board of Elections is Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
 
Board office hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Provisional Voter Hotline will also allow you to learn whether your provisional ballot was counted, and if it was not counted, why it was not counted.

IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF IDENTITY OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WITHIN 10 DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION:

1. You had none of the required forms of identification, and you have a social security number but could not on Election Day provide the last four (4) digits of it.  

2. You had but declined to provide any of the required forms of identification, and you have a social security number, but you declined to provide the last four (4) digits of it.

3. You had none of the required forms of identification, you do not have a social security number, and you declined to execute the required affirmation statement.

4. Your right to vote had been challenged and heard by the board of elections at a hearing held before the election, and the board determined that the challenge had merit.

In these situations, the law requires that your ballot can be counted only if you appear at the office of the board of elections and provide to the board any additional information necessary to determine your eligibility. In the case of 1, 2, and 3 above, you must provide to the board of elections proof of your identity or, in the case of 3 above, you may simply execute the affirmation statement that you declined to make on Election Day. The following are acceptable forms of identity:

A current and valid photo identification, a military identification, or a copy of a current (within 12 months of Election Day) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document, other than a notice of an election mailed by a board of elections that shows your name and current address. It is acceptable for your Ohio driver’s license or state issued identification card to not contain your current address, but the board will record the last four (4) digits of that license or ID number. "Other government document" may include, by way of example, fishing and marine equipment operator’s licenses; license renewal notices and other notices; court papers; grade reports or transcripts, showing your name and current address. "Government office" includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio.

In the case of 4 above, you are required by law to appear at the office of the board of elections and provide to the board any additional information necessary to determine your eligibility for your provisional ballot to be counted.