[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/18/art.lincoln.ballot.jpg caption="Sen. Blanche Lincoln was able to cast a provisional ballot Tuesday."]
(CNN) – Politicians can usually count on at least one vote on Election Day: their own.
But Sen. Blanche Lincoln ran into a bit of trouble Tuesday in Arkansas.
During the Election Day rite-of-passage photo opportunity in which candidates cast a vote – presumably for themselves – Lincoln hit a snag. The candidate was asked to produce her driver's license and voter ID card before voting at a polling station in Little Rock, because records indicated she had already voted absentee.
Lincoln's campaign staff was aware of the problem, and the candidate was allowed to fill out a provisional ballot.
Lincoln said she typically votes absentee, but notified officials last month she intended to vote in person for this election - but voter rolls were not updated to reflect the request.
"We normally do this, you have to just fill out a form to ensure that they know that you haven't voted twice," Lincoln told reporters after being allowed to vote using a provisional ballot.