Here was a great comment I saw on another blog … “Provisional ballots are useless. Most never get authenticated or counted. Don’t accept a substitute today. Be the squeaky wheel until you get the vote millions died to protect!”
Checkout below the voting experience of actor Tim Robbins, whose name had been removed from the voter register in New York and was then told he would have to vote a “provisional” ballot. Provisional ballots are rarely counted or if counted, it’s days after the election is over and the results have been announced. This is happening ALL over the country!! Don’t let this happen to you!! Call the nationwide hotline for assistance and/or go to your local election board BEFORE the polls close!!
Voters who experience problems voting are advised to not leave your polling station but to call a hotline 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) instead to get advice. The hotline will be staffed with legal experts who can help you determine your voting rights. The Election Protection group running the hotline will also have legal experts in the field monitoring situations at the polls. If you don’t have a legal question but simply want to report a problem you had, you can call a separate hotline 866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831) and leave a recorded message. Be sure to leave your name and phone number on the recording if you want someone to investigate your problem.]
Politically active actor Tim Robbins almost didn’t get to vote in New York.
TMZ reports Robbins was turned away at his polling place.
There was some kind of ruckus and the cops were called.
Apparently Robbins has been voting at that polling place for more than a decade, but today his name wasn’t on the register. They told Robbins he had to fill out a provisional ballot but he didn’t want to do it. An argument erupted between Robbins and the poll worker. Robbins allegedly got loud and the poll worker said he was calling the cops.
Robbins accused the poll worker of trying to intimidate him so he wouldn’t vote.
Robbins went downtown to the City Board of Elections to get proof he was good to vote.
That’s where a TMZ camera caught up with him. Robbins held up his papers and told the camera:
“This is what you have to do to vote… I had to go down to see a judge… My name was not on the roll, and I’m not the only one. According to workers, 30 people in 5 hours had been taking off the rolls. You can do the math on that. 6 per hour, per district across America…”