A provisional ballot is voted when there is a question by the Supervising Judge if you are a qualified voter.
You Are a Qualified Voter if:
- You registered in the County Election office before the election books closed AND are advance voting at the same time.
- You are a Riley County registered voter AND have a different name from what is on the registration list due to a marriage, divorce or legal proceeding.
- You are a Riley County registered voter and you moved within the County within 30 days of the election, AND you are voting at your new precinct or the County Election Office location.
- You are a Riley County registered voter AND you have moved anywhere in the County AND voted at your new precinct.
- You are a Riley County registered voter AND you have moved anywhere in the County AND are voting at the County Election Office.
- You requested an advance ballot, AND did not receive the ballot in the mail, and subsequently you went to your designated polling place AND are voting at the polls.
You Are NOT a Qualified Voter if:
- You registered to vote at the County Election Office after the election books closed OR at the polling place on election day and voted at the same time.
- You are a Riley County registered voter BUT voted at the wrong polling place due to voter error.
- You claimed to have registered at the Department of Motor Vehicles/Drivers License Bureau, or any other outpost and the County Election Office has not received your voter registration.
- You are a Riley County registered voter AND you moved more than 30 days before the election. AND you are voting at your former precinct.
- If you have not filled out a voter registration card when voting a provisional ballot.
You are not required to vote a provisional ballot if:
- You moved within the County within 30 days of the election. AND you are voting at your old precinct.
- You are a Riley County registered voter and you moved within 30 days to another County within the state of Kansas AND are voting at your former precinct.
- NOTE: On these two occasions you are required to fill out an FP1 (Affidavit of Former Precinct Resident)
Provisional Ballot Responsibilities
It is your responsibility when voting a Provisional Ballot to:
- Complete a new voter registration card and provide a photo ID (this can an expired ID if you are over the age of 65)
- Receive a provisional ballot envelope with your voter registration card attached.
- 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.
- Receive the appropriate unmarked ballot from the Election Board.
- Take the envelope with the voter registration attached and the unmarked ballot into the voting booth and vote your ballot.
- Check over your ballot to make sure it is complete and correct.
- Place your voted ballot in the envelope provided. Seal the envelope to protect your privacy.
- 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. This is based on the qualifications listed in this brochure.
Kansas Voter’s Rights and Responsibilities