Background: There are three stages of vote counting before there is an official tally in Virginia: 1. The precinct returns are counted and informally reported to the local electoral board 2. In the days that follow, the local electoral boards meet to canvass the results, and rule on any provisional ballots. Provisional ballots are those votes cast whose validity has not been determined 3. Each locality sends the results to Richmond, and likely on Nov. 25th, the State Board of Elections will meet to formally tally and announce the results A recount cannot be requested until after the State Board of Elections tallies and announces the results. There are not automatic recounts in Virginia. If the vote difference is 1 percent or less, a candidate can ask for a recount. If the vote difference is 0.5 percent or less, the state will pay for a recount.
Posted on: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:44:49 +0000
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