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PDF Document Quick Start Guide: Provisional Ballots
Posted on July 28, 2010

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Provides information about Section 302 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) that established the Federal right for a voter to cast a provisional ballot if his or her name is not listed on the registration list or the voter’s eligibility is challenged by an election official. This guide provides information about educating the public, hands-on training for poll workers and staff, the auditing process for provisional ballots, and collecting and using data to improve performance.




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