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Voters without acceptable photo identification may be offered a Provisional Ballot to vote. In order for the ballot to be counted, the voter is required to submit a copy of an approved form of photo identification to the local Electoral Board by noon on the third day after Election Day. If the third day is a weekend or holiday, the deadline becomes noon the next business day. If you do not possess acceptable identification, a temporary ID may be made for you at your local general registrar's office.
Provisional Ballot - A "Provisional Ballot" is a special paper ballot that is offered to any voter whose qualification to vote is in question. This may include, but is not limited to the following:
The Portsmouth Electoral Board makes a determination on all "Provisional Ballots" at the Canvass of Votes Meeting, which is held the day following each election in the Office of the General Registrar, located at 801 Crawford Street, First Floor. Anyone who has voted a "Provisional Ballot" is welcome to attend this meeting.
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