How can I find out what happened to my provisional ballot?

States are required to have a free notification system to allow you to find out whether your ballot was counted, and if it was not, why not. Poll workers will provide you with written information describing how to access this free notification system. 

If you did not get that information, you will need to go to your state’s election website:

  • Go to the State Voting Requirements directory.       
  • Choose your state, and on the following page select your voting location and "State Lookup Tools - Am I Registered." 
  • Click the link next to "State Elections Website." 
  • On your state elections website, look for information on tracking your provisional ballot or tracking your ballot. You may find the information you need on the FAQs page of the site.