Friday, December 15, 2017

This page contains information on provisional ballots in Marshall County, Kansas.

Reason for Provisional Ballot

A provisional ballot is voted when there is a question by the Supervising Judge if you are a qualified voter.

Your Responsibilities

It is your responsibility when voting a Provisional Ballot to:

  1. Receive a provisional ballot envelope with your voter registration card attached.
  2. Check the envelope and verify the reason for the challenge is completed. ****It should have your former address and new address list on the envelope. Or your former name and new name. Note: When your ballot is counted it will be separated from the signed envelope in order to guarantee the confidentiality of your vote.
  3. Receive the appropriate unmarked ballot from the Election Board.
  4. Take the envelope with the voter registration attached and the unmarked ballot into the voting booth and vote your ballot.
  5. Check over your ballot to make sure it is complete and correct.
  6. Place your voted ballot in the envelope provided. Seal the envelope to protect your privacy.
  7. Hand the envelope with your voted ballot sealed inside to the election board worker.

Your provisional ballot will be processed after the election night to determine if the Board of County Canvasser will accept or reject your ballot.

Kansas Voter's Right and Responsibilities

As a Kansas Elector, you have the right to:

  • Ask questions
  • Request a ballot if you are
  • A United State citizen
  • 18 years or older
  • A Kansas resident
  • Registered to vote
  • Vote a provisional ballot if your name is not on the voter registration list or if there is another question about your qualifications to vote.
  • Vote in an accessible voting place, and receive assistance if needed.
  • Review a sample ballot before voting.
  • Receive a ballot if you are in line at the time the polls close.
  • Obtain up to 2 replacement ballots if yours is mismarked or spoiled.
  • Occupy the voting booth up to 5 minutes if others are waiting.
  • Have your ballot count if it is cast legally and timely.

As a Kansas elector, you have the responsibility to:

  • Register to vote at least fifteen days before the election
  • Respect the privacy and voting rights of others
  • Read and follow instructions
  • Follow all federal and state voting laws
  • Follow voting procedures established by the county election officer and precinct elections board workers.
  • Report illegal activities such as electioneering or denial of voting rights to the precinct election board, the county election officer or the Secretary of State.
  • Review your ballot before casting it to ensure it is complete and correct.
  • Treat election workers and other voters with courtesy and respect.
  • Be informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot.
  • Keep your voter registration and address records current in the county election office.