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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 051 : CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

Subchapter 006A : PROVISIONAL VOTING AND VOTER AFFIRMATION

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2556)
  • § 2556. Provisional voting

    Subsection (a) effective until January 1, 2017; see also subsection (a) effective January 1, 2017 set out below.

    (a) If an individual's name does not appear on the checklist and the individual claims to have submitted an application for the checklist prior to noon on the second Monday before the election, the election official shall allow the individual to vote provisionally.

    Subsection (a) effective January 1, 2017; see also subsection (a) effective until January 1, 2017 set out above.

    (a) If an individual's name does not appear on the checklist and the individual claims to have submitted an application for the checklist and refuses to complete a new application in accordance with subdivision 2563(2) of this chapter, or if the individual's registration application has been rejected and the individual disputes that rejection, the election official shall allow the individual to vote provisionally.

    (b) The provisional voter shall be given a ballot and an envelope with an attestation printed upon it, as described in section 2555 of this title, and shall complete the attestation on the envelope. Upon completion, the provisional voter shall seal the envelope and deposit it in a ballot box marked for the receipt of provisional ballots.

    (c) A provisional voter who makes a false statement in completing the attestation, knowing the statement to be false, shall be subject to the penalties of perjury as provided in 13 V.S.A. chapter 65. (Added 2003, No. 59, § 30, eff. June 7, 2003; amended 2007, No. 54, § 9; 2015, No. 44, § 12, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)