CULLMAN — By David Lazenby
A lone provisional vote will not make a difference regarding the ultimate result of Tuesday’s run-off Republican primary. Nonetheless, the cast ballot is important to Probate Judge Leah Patterson-Lust, whose job is to ensure election accuracy.
James Graves became the Republican candidate for Cullman County Commission Chairman Tuesday when he bested incumbent Wiley Kitchens by 56 votes, winning 1,456-1,400.
An extra vote may be added to the final score card of one of the candidates on Tuesday when the state registrar’s office determines whether the vote will count.
“The Code of Alabama states that the provision ballots are counted seven days after the election,” Lust said.
Until then, the vote remains in a sealed envelope. “If they (election officials) mark that they were eligible to vote, we open it up,” Lust said.
Although the vote is ultimately meaningless, Lust said it still makes a difference that it be counted if it is valid.
“We want to make sure the count we turn into the state is accurate because accuracy is very, very important; especially to the probate judge — the chief election official,” Lust said.
Lust said there are several reasons a vote would me marked provisional, including a voter’s lack of acceptable identification.
Graves, will face Democrat Pete Tucker in the Nov. 4 general election.
CULLMAN — By David Lazenby
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