Ohio Provisional Ballots in the 2012 General Election
Nearly 210,000 provisional ballots were issued in Ohio in last November’s general election, almost the same number issued in 2008. Compared to 2008, there was a 14 percent statewide decrease in the number of rejected ballots in 2012. Almost 40,000 were rejected in 2008, compared with slightly more than 34,000 last November.
The decline was due to a number of factors, most notably being the rejection of fewer ballots because they had been cast in the wrong precinct or cast without correct identification.