Douglas County Election Commissioner Says Ballot Counting Not Over Yet

Although Election Day is technically over, there is still work to be done by the Douglas County Election Commission. 

Commissioner Brian Kruse tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB that there are between 10,000 and 11,000 ballots still left to count. "About 7,000 of those, give or take, are ballots that were returned on election day in one of our drop boxes or by mail and those will be counted this Friday. Then somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000-ish of those, are provisional ballots which will be counted a week from Friday."

There are a number of close races in the county, including some that are currently separated by less than 50 votes. Kruse says after the early voting ballots and provisional ballots are counted, they'll have a better idea of how to proceed. "Once we get the ballots counter, then we'll see where some of these races land. There may be some automatic recounts." Kruse says the margin for a recount is if the candidates are separated by 1% of the vote or less. 

If a recount is triggered in any race, Kruse says it may be awhile until we know who has won. "If there's any recounts on any statewide races, that the state would ask for a recount on, that would be on December 5th."


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