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  • Pima County Recorder statistics on invalid provisional ballots

    Nov 13, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez Wednesday released a breakdown of the results of the review of provisional ballots from the Nov. 4,  General Election.   

    The Recorder’s Office received provisional ballot forms from the Pima County Elections Department following the closing of polls on Election Day. We completed our review of all provisional ballot forms at approximately 7 p.m. Nov. 9.  Of the 10,118 forms processed, a total of 9,342 were determined to be valid and were processed for tabulation. That is a validity rate of 92.3 percent. 

    The following is a breakdown of the various reasons why 776 provisional ballots were not verified and therefore were not counted: 

    371 voters went to the wrong polling place.
    These voters were correctly listed on the poll rosters at their assigned polling place.  Under state law, each of these ballots had to be disqualified.

    318 individuals attempted to vote when they were not eligible to do so.
    Of this group, 146 had never registered to vote in Pima County and 84 had previously registered to vote here but their voter registration was cancelled. The remaining 88 individuals did register to vote, but registered after the statutory registration cutoff date of Oct. 6. None of these voter’s names appeared on any poll roster since they were not eligible to vote in Pima County.

    52 voters had in fact voted their early ballot in addition to attempting to vote a second time at the polls.
    All 52 of these ballots were invalidated and I will request that the Pima County Attorney’s Office investigate all 52 of these individuals for prosecution for attempting to vote twice. 

    28 voters did not sign their provisional ballot form.
    Voters must affirm that the information that they completed on the Provisional Ballot form is true. Under state law, each of these ballots had to be disqualified. 

    4 individuals indicated that their address was outside of Pima County.
    Under state law, these ballots were disqualified.

    3 voters whose identity could not be confirmed based on the information that they provided on the provisional ballot form.
    Under state law, these ballots were disqualified.

    Voters who were issued a provisional ballot can find out whether or not their ballot was counted and if not, the reason why it was not counted. This information is available on our website. To check the status you must have the receipt number issued to you at the polling place. Voters who have misplaced the receipt or do not have access to the internet can call the Recorder’s Office at 724-4330 to get the status of their ballot.