More Than a Thousand Ballots Still to be Counted in City Council Race – April 19

urlYou thought the election was over? Well, almost, but there are still a significant number of ballots to be counted, both vote-by-mail and provisionals. A grand total of 1,229, and that process begins today. The election results will be finalized and certified at the next city council meeting on April 25, but plenty of ballots are ready for counting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 ( that’s today !) beginning at 1:00 PM.

There are 476 VBM ballots which were submitted to the County for signature verification. Of these 476, 458 are valid and are ready for counting. Of 400 VBM and 196 valid Provisional ballots dropped-off at the City’s 13 polling places by
the close of polls at 8:00 PM on April 12, 2016, they have completed signature verification. Of these 400 VBM ballots, 389 are valid and are ready for counting.

There were only seven VBM ballots that were postmarked no later than April 12, 2016 and received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than close of business (5:30 PM) on Monday, April 18, 2016 completed signature verification. Those that are confirmed to pass signature verification will be prepared for counting.
At its meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the Board will:
Complete the signature verification process on 196 valid Provisional Ballots and 7 VBM ballots and prepare verified ballots for counting on Tuesday April 12, 2016.
Process the 238 VBM ballots that were postmarked no later than April 12, 2016 and received by the City Clerk’s Office today no later than close of business (5:30 PM) and submit them for signature verification. These 238 VBM ballots shall be counted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM. There are a small number of VBM ballots that may be received up to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 that are unsigned and, if the voter signs the ballot, may be eligible for counting.

The city estimates ballots in this category will be fewer than 50.

There are now 1,026 (179 + 458 + 389) ballots ready for counting. In addition to the 1,026, there are a total of 203 (7 + 196) that will complete processing and be ready for counting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Open to the public – City Hall at 1 pm.

 

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