What if a voter refuses to present an ID?

The election official should notify the voter that presenting an acceptable form of identification is required when hand-delivering a marked ballot. If the voter refuses to present an acceptable ID, the election official should inform the voter that if they do not present an acceptable ID and insist on leaving the ballot, the ballot will be treated as improperly delivered and will not be sent to the early voting ballot board. The election official should also notify the voter that they can mail the ballot and as long as the envelope is postmarked by 7 pm on election day and received by the early voting clerk no later than 5 pm the next business day after election day, the ballot will be sent to the early voting ballot board for processing.

Note: The Election Code sets later deadlines for the receipt of ballots by mail from certain military and overseas civilian voters using a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or ABBM. (Sections 86.007(d), 101.057)

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1. Who can hand deliver a ballot?
2. What does the voter need to give to the early voting clerk’s office?
3. What is the procedure for hand-delivery of marked ballots?
4. What if a voter refuses to present an ID?
5. What if someone other than the voter attempts to drop off the ballot?
6. Can we use a dropbox so voters can deposit their ballot after hours or without having to interact with election officials?