Voting a Provisional Ballot
A voter who claims to be properly registered in the state and eligible to vote at the precinct, but whose eligibility cannot be determined, or a voter whom an election official asserts is not eligible shall be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. A first-time voter, who registered by mail and has not previously provided the required identification to the Supervisor of Elections Office, will be asked to vote a provisional ballot.
If your eligibility to vote cannot be determined, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot, but residence address must be within the precinct in which you vote. A person casting a provisional ballot may present written evidence supporting his or her eligibility to vote to the Supervisor of Elections by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second day following an election. At the time of voting, all provisional ballot voters are to be given a written notice of rights including whether or not he or she has to present further evidence of eligibility and how to find out if his or her provisional ballot was counted, and if not the reason(s) why.
If you voted a provisional ballot solely because you did not bring photo and signature identification to the polls, you do not have to present further evidence of eligibility. The local canvassing board will simply compare your signature on the provisional ballot certificate with your signature on the voter registration record. If the signatures match, your provisional ballot will count.
Rule 1S-2.037 (1), Florida Administrative Code, and section 101.048 (5),
(101. 048, Florida Statutes)