Answer Key: Chapter Seven
CHAPTER 7: CHALLENGING VOTERS AND ISSUING PROVISIONAL BALLOTS
1. CORRECT ANSWER: B. Challenging procedures should be followed cautiously because it is against the law for someone who is not eligible to vote in a precinct to attempt to cast a ballot and it is also illegal for a precinct election official to fail to challenge a voter they know is ineligible or to challenge a voter that the official knows is eligible to vote.
2. CORRECT ANSWER: D. A member of the precinct election board, a poll clerk when based on a questionable signature, challengers appointed by a candidate or a political party, and political party voters in a Primary Election may challenge voters.
3. CORRECT ANSWER: A. The person issuing the challenge must complete the PRE-4 form stating the reason for the challenge and the challenged voter must then complete the back or the bottom of the PRE-4 form affirming they are legally qualified to vote in the precinct.
4. CORRECT ANSWER: C. Provisional ballots are similar to regular ballots in appearance but are marked “Provisional Ballot” and contain the circuit court clerk’s seal and signature.
5. CORRECT ANSWER: A. In order for a voter to cast a provisional ballot, the inspector checks to make sure the PRE-4 form is properly completed, the voter then signs the poll list, both poll clerks initial the back of the provisional ballot, the poll clerks then give the ballot and a PRO-2 security envelope to the voter, the voter then takes the ballot to the voting booth and marks it privately, when the voter is finished voting, the voter encloses it in the secrecy envelope and seals it, returning it to one of the poll clerks, and the voter then receives the PRO-9 form.
6. CORRECT ANSWER: D. Consult the county election board if you are uncertain about how or whether to challenge a voter.