285 voters cast provisional ballots over ID issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- In the first statewide election since the new voter identification law went into effect, 285 Tennessee voters had to cast provisional ballots on Tuesday because they did not have the proper photo ID.

Voters had two days to come back with an ID in order to make their votes count.

State Election Coordinator Mark Goins said it's not yet clear how many voters did return but at least some didn't.

Goins speculated that people voting for a winning candidate might not bother to return. It also is possible that some of those attempting to vote did not return because they were attempting to impersonate legitimate voters.

Goins said the 285 provisional ballots were just a tiny portion of the more than 62,000 ballots cast in the presidential primaries.

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