If your name is not on the voter list at your polling place, you have the right to vote a provisional ballot.
A provisional ballot is a regular ballot that is placed in a special envelope prior to being put in the ballot box.
Provisional ballots are ballots cast by voters who:
Your provisional ballot will be counted after elections officials have confirmed that you are registered to vote in that county and you did not already vote in that election.
You may vote a provisional ballot at any polling place in the county in which you are registered to vote, however, only the elections contests you are eligible to vote for will be counted.
Every voter who casts a provisional ballot has the right to find out from their county elections official if the ballot was counted and, if not, the reason why it was not counted.
Visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status for a list of county contacts and information on how to check the status of your provisional ballot.