Section 3:
Procedures for New Voters, Vote-by-Mail Voting, Provisional Voting, and Other Situations

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Poll workers will face a variety of situations involving proof of identification for first-time voters, vote-by-mail voters, provisional voters, multiple-precinct polling, and electioneering. To address these situations, poll workers should be educated on the details below. Some situations are relatively rare, so a poll worker should not hesitate to contact the county elections official if any questions arise.

New U.S. Citizens and New California Residents

Certain First-Time Voters

Action to Compel Voter Registration

Vote-by-Mail Voting

Provisional Voting for Vote-by-Mail Voters

Provisional Voting

Multiple-Precinct Polling Places

Ballot Shortages


Challenging an Election

Elections &
Voter Information

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