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Provisional Ballot Notice

 

Form No. 12-H Prescribed by Secretary of State (06-14)

 

 

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 August 5, 2014 election, or to learn after August 15, 2014, whether it was counted, please call the PROVISIONAL VOTER HOTLINE AT:

 

 

This Notice must be provided to every person who votes a Provisional Ballot. To learn more about your provisional ballot, to learn if you need to provide any more information for it to be counted in the August 5, 2014 election, or to learn after August 15, 2014, whether it was counted, please call the PROVISIONAL VOTER HOTLINE AT:

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

 

 

 

This Hotline is available from August 5, 2014 to September 30, 2014. If you have questions on Election Day (August 5, 2014), 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 7 days after Election Day (from August 5, 2014 thru August 12, 2014) 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:

 

If you are required to provide more information (see below) for your ballot to count, you have until 7 days after Election Day (from August 5, 2014 thru August 12, 2014) 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 7 DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION:

 

 

 

1. You had none of the required forms of identification, or you were unable to provide the required forms of identification.

 

2. 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. The following are acceptable forms of identity:

 

1. You had none of the required forms of identification, or you were unable to provide the required forms of identification.

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. "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.