“Now they’re not allowed by law to deliver them until the sixth, but that’s just going to get them to the processing center. It’s going to give us a little head start,” he said.
Several Dayton Daily News readers had similar questions: whether they can still vote in person if they requested an absentee ballot by mail. Following are two examples.
Question: If I request an absentee ballot, is that the only way I am allowed to vote? Or could I still choose to vote at my normal voting location on Election Day? – Phil Handorf
Question: If I apply for and received an absentee ballot but don’t send it in, does this keep me from voting in person? – Dennis Ream
Answer: You can vote in person after receiving an absentee ballot by mail. But, if you go to vote in person early or to your precinct on Election Day you will be required to vote a provisional ballot, according to Sleeth.
“It’s going to be a provisional ballot because there’s a live ballot that’s been issued to them already,” he said. “So they have to vote a provisional ballot at the polls. All that means is their ballot is getting sealed into an envelope and we’re going to hold it for 10 days after the election and make sure that another ballot doesn’t come in.”
Sleeth said provisional ballots won’t get counted right away the night of Election Day, but will get counted and included in the official count, which must be completed by Nov. 24.
“We will absolutely count that provisional ballot as long as a we can show they didn’t vote twice,” he said.
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