Manual Recount News Stories
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Newscasts this evening stated that a “Major blunder will hinder Lee County’s manual recount.” This statement is inaccurate. The manual recounts for the contests of United States Senator and Commissioner of Agriculture will take place a day later than originally scheduled.
We want to assure the public that the required machine recount was completed on time today, and the second unofficial results of that recount submitted timely to the Florida Division of Elections. In addition, the second unofficial results submitted contain the number of overvotes and undervotes in the contests subject to the machine recount.
An anomaly in configuring the sorting and out-stacking of the ballots containing overvotes and undervotes caused only the ballots containing overvotes to out-stack during the machine recount. We are currently in the process of sorting and out-stacking the ballots with undervotes in the contests subject to the manual recount.
The manual recount will be conducted as required, by law, and the November 6, 2018, General Election in Lee County certified prior to the statutory deadline, Noon, Sunday, November 18, 2018.
For more information about the upcoming manual recount, review the section below.
Public Notice of Machine Recount
The Secretary of State has ordered a manual recount in the contests of United States Senator and Commissioner of Agriculture. The Lee County Supervisor of Elections has tentatively scheduled the manual recount for 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018.
All related notices are indicated below.
Public Notice English PDF
Public Notice Español PDF
Manual Recount Schedule English PDF
Horario de Recuento Manual Español PDF
Manual Recount Order for United States Senator
Manual Recount Order for Commissioner of Agriculture
Overs and Unders Report for 2018 Recount Election
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