Sen. Blanche Lincoln and her husband, Steve, won’t have their votes counted until several days after Election Day.
When Lincoln arrived at the polls to cast her ballot in the hotly-contested Democratic Senate primary, a poll worker observed that Lincoln had already received an absentee ballot.
While Lincoln and her husband had requested absentee ballots due to their travel schedules between Arkansas and D.C., they claimed they had not filled them out.
Still, the absentee designation meant the Lincolns could not vote under normal procedures. Following voter protocol, they cast "provisional ballots," which are ballots that are kept sealed until after the votes are tallied. If an election is in question, the provisional ballots are counted and added to the vote count. They are also counted in final elections before certified results are presented, however, they are not counted on Election Night.
Our content partner, Jason Tolbert with The Tolbert Report, was on hand with a camera and files this report.