Ballot Count Nearly Completed

Washington County Provides Help To Benton County

Posted: November 9, 2012 at 3:47 a.m.

Sharon Rose with the Benton County Election Commission pulls a cart Thursday of Benton County paper ballots into Washington County’s Quorum Court Room where Lynn Hodge, Washington County Election Commission worker, waits to help. After testing several machines they found a Washington County machine that could count the paper ballots the Benton County machines could not.

Benton County election officials counted 4,364 paper ballots from Tuesday’s general election in about six hours Thursday, but 500-800 more remain to be counted by hand.

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Updated Vote Totals

Thursday’s updated vote totals can be viewed at www.nwaonline.com/documents. Final results will not be available until Nov. 16, when overseas ballots are due. The Benton County Election Commission will certify the final results after those ballots are counted and added to the totals.

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