Provisional Ballot Mystery Solved
City Commissioner Stephanie Singer today released a report, Improving Provisional Ballot Procedures in Philadelphia. The report is the result of a detailed forensic investigation into the factors contributing to the unprecedented number of provisional ballots voted in Philadelphia in November, 2012. These factors include a program malfunction in the Pennsylvania state voter database, and wider public awareness of the right to cast a provisional ballot.
Singer says, “This report answers the question 'Why?' and outlines realistic recommendations for improving elections in Philadelphia."