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Provisional Ballots

Over 220,000 Ballots Didn't Count In The Presidential Primaries

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

Over 220,000 provisional ballots have already been discounted in the presidential primaries this year, according to a survey by The Huffington Post, w...

A Foreseeable Train Wreck in Arizona's Elections

Jon Sherman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Punishing voters for understandable errors undermines the most basic right in our democracy, while the solution poses no risk to electoral integrity. Numerous states already preserve votes on out-of-precinct provisional ballots, and that should be the rule in Arizona as well.

Illinois Governor's Race: Every Vote Should Be Counted, and Recounted, Perhaps

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.07.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

With many ballots yet to be counted, Quinn trails by around 165,000 votes out of perhaps 4 million cast. That vote total, is an educated guess, by me, because no one really knows yet.

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.

How Did People Vote and Who Did They Vote for?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

In the 2012 general election, Democrats tend to vote early in-person and by provisional ballots, while Republicans tend to favor mail balloting, with Election Day voters usually falling in-between.

Florida Republican: We Needed To 'Keep College Students From Voting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

A Florida state representative said this week that he had to change local voting laws in order to prevent college students from voting, the Miami Hera...

GOP Rep's Ridiculous Reason for Florida Voting Law

Posted 12.18.2012 | Miami

Why were there 25 percent more provisional ballots this year? Because Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, sponsored a law tightening change-of-address guidel...

Waited Hours To Vote? Thank Gimenez

Posted 11.19.2012 | Miami

Local and federal officials are taking another look at what went wrong at polls and what can be done differently in order to prevent another election ...

John Celock

Kansas Official Reverses Judicial Order On Release Of Voters' Names | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Hours after a federal judge granted access to the names of provisional voters in one Kansas case, a county election official ruled in another case tha...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Loses Fight Over Provisional Ballots | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas overruled Secretary of State Kris Kobach's objections Wednesday and will allow a Democratic state lawmaker and well-known Ko...

In This Election, Democracy Was on the Ballot

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Regardless of which candidate they went with, in this election Americans cast an unequivocal vote for democracy. We must honor that mandate by shielding this fundamental right through new laws that ensure that our election process will be free, fair and accessible to all.

HuffPost Editor's Election Day Debacle

Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Today marks the third time I have been allowed to vote in a presidential election. After finally reaching the table where they hand you your ballot, everything stopped. My name was not on the register.

We Should Have Seen This Coming

Charles L. Zelden | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Charles L. Zelden

Twelve years ago, Florida exposed the many administrative, structural and procedural flaws in how we organize and run our elections. Yet instead of fixing these problems, we multiplied them.

GOP Group Accused Of Altering Dems' Voter Registration

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic activists in Riverside County, Calif., claim that a Republican voter outreach project may be illegally registering Democrats ...

To Vote for Your Neighbor Is Not Fraud

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Norma Cook Everist

Citizenship is more often taken for granted than examined. It's not just a matter of exercising my own right as a citizen, but being a citizen for the common good, not only for the country, but for the sake of the world.

Voting Process At Forefront Of 2012 Election

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

These days the two parties can't agree on much. From poll results to the legitimacy of registered voters, the two parties' only common ground has beco...

Tom Tancredo Request Prompted Provisional Ballot Rush

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to the Colorado Secretary of State, Tom Tancredo's campaign is responsible for a rush of provisional ballot requests that resulted in shorta...

Supposedly Safe GOP House Seat in CA Too Close To Call

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."

A Provisional Irony

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics
Derek Henry Flood

Trying not to lose my cool, I explained to a poll worker that someone very famous I'd seen on television had claimed that provisional ballots often get thrown out.

Know Your Rights on Election Night

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Griffith

How to make sure your vote is counted. It is up to American citizens to do their own reporting and their own investigations. Here's how to insist on a democratic election by your own means.