Provisional Ballot Processing Oversight
Provisional ballot processing is slightly different than usual in this election. As described above, our main agenda will be to make sure NPP voters ballots are immediately reclassified as legit ballots and no further challenges should be allowed (unless there is some reason noted for allowing a challenge, like wrong precinct, etc.) The main thing we can do here is to total up the number of NPP/DEM voters, who are likely Bernie Sanders voters who were improperly sidelined into the provisional stack.
- Make sure NPP ballots are not challenged unless there is some obvious reason noted.
- COUNT all NPP and NPP/DEM ballots. If the registrar is already creating a count in their process, then it is sufficient to make sure they are and to make sure it is accurate and to check the process now and then. If they do, then this may not require 100% oversight by volunteers, and occasional checking may be enough. If they do not, it is optimal if we can make our own count for a check on the results (as they can be modified later due to the possibility of compromised workers or hackers).
- We should also count how many people were given nonpartisan ballots without a presidential race. It is really not that likely that NPP voters would really not want to vote in the presidential race, so these are likely one more sleight of hand in suppressing the vote. This will help us understand the first issue identified in the longer description above.