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  • Recorder's Office completes verification of provisional ballots

    Nov 17, 2016 | Read More News
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    Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez, announced Thursday, Nov. 17 her office completed the verification process of the provisional ballots cast by voters on Election Day. The Recorder’s Office received 21,333 Provisional ballots and 44 Conditional Provisional ballot forms from the Pima County Elections Department following the closing of polling locations on Election Day. The Recorder’s Office completed the review of all provisional ballots, at approximately 4 p.m. on Nov. 17.

    Of the 21,377 forms processed, the Recorder's Office determined a total of 18,223 valid and approved for counting. That is a validity rate of just over 85 percent. In the processing of the provisional ballots, Rodriguez said she directed staff to track the reasons why they disqualified voter ballots. The provisional ballot breakdown is as follows:


     2016 General Election
    Provisional Ballot Reason Totals
     Counted?  Reason  Total
     Yes Count federal only  13
     Yes Counted 18,218
     No Could not confirm identity 6
     No Provisional not signed 62 
     No Registered after cut-off date 373
     No Registration cancelled 521 
     No Voted Early Ballot 168
     No  Voted multiple ballots 30
     No Voted wrong voting area 1,150
     No Voter not registered 792
    Provisional Total:  21,333
     Yes  Counted  5
     No No identification provided  39
     Conditional Provisional Total:  44

    Voters who received a provisional or conditional provisional ballot can check to see if their ballot counted by visiting the Recorder's Officer website and clicking on the Provisional Status link. To check the status, voters must have the receipt number issued to them 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 find out if their ballot counted.