Provisional ballot

Mason faces five years in prison for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election.
Mason was one of nearly 4,000 people who had a provisional ballot rejected in her county during the 2016 election.
Provisional ballots often go overlooked, until they make a big difference in a tight race.
A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's emergency ruling likely will affect thousands of voters in next week's election.
She says no one ever told her she was ineligible to vote because of a felony offense.
She was sentenced to half a decade in prison even though she said she was unaware she couldn't vote.
The final results for federal, state and local offices were held up by a major problem in Bridgeport, Connecticut of too few ballots for too many voters.