Fail-Safe Voting: Additional Information

  • If a voter’s address differs from the precinct voter registration list, the election official must contact the county clerk and the county clerk must verify that the voter’s address is within the precinct.

  • If the voter’s new address is within the current voting precinct, the voter must complete a voter registration application form to update county voter registration records.

  • If the voter’s new address is not within the current voting precinct, the voter must contact the county clerk to determine the proper voting precinct and go to the proper new polling site to vote.

  • If the voter’s name differs from the precinct voter registration list, the voter must complete a voter registration application form to update county voter registration records.

  • If the voter’s name is not on the precinct voter registration list, the voter must:

    • identify himself/herself by name and date of birth and must be verified by the county clerk as a registered voter within the county

    • give and affirm his/her current address, and the election official must verify with the county clerk that the residence is within the voting precinct

    • complete an updated voter registration application form

    • sign the precinct voter registration list

  • If a voter’s name is not on the precinct voter registration list, and the county clerk is unable to verify the voter’s registration, but the voter contends that he or she is a registered voter in the precinct in which he/she desires to vote, and that he or she is eligible to vote:

    • the voter may vote a provisional ballot upon the execution of a written affirmation that the individual is a registered voter in the precinct in which the individual desires to vote and that the individual is eligible to vote in that election

    • the election official shall provide the voter written information instructing the individual on how to determine whether the vote was counted, and if not, why the vote was not counted

    • the election official shall make a list of all voters who cast provisional ballots