I’ve heard reports already of people being forced to vote provisionally because of long lines. I can’t verify this – it could just be that they are being asked to use regular paper ballots, which is totally fine.
But I’ve heard from multiple sources now that people are being turned away or forced to vote provisionally because the address on their state-issued ID is not current – which is total bullshit.
This is the old rule and, word has it that it’s really old poll workers who are trying to enforce it.
THEY CAN NOT GIVE YOU A PROVISIONAL BALLOT BECAUSE OF LONG LINES. Refuse the ballot and ask for a regular paper ballot if this happens. Ask to talk to a different (preferably YOUNGER) poll worker immediately. Remember – regular paper ballots are fine.
UPDATE: I’ve heard this has most likely been misreported and it was actually regular paper ballots not provisional ballots.
THEY CAN NOT GIVE YOU A PROVISIONAL BALLOT BECAUSE YOUR ADDRESS IS NOT UP TO DATE. As long as your drivers license or state-issued ID is not expired, they MUST LET YOU VOTE. Again – ask to talk to a different poll worker.