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Benton County Election Commission Eyes Recounts

Posted: June 28, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Benton County election official on Friday raised the prospect of adopting a practice of doing recounts in close elections without waiting for requests.

At A Glance

Initiating A Recount

An election commission may decide to do a recount on its own motion, without a request from a candidate. For example, when an advocate for or against a measure requests a recount the board may, at its discretion, do the recount. In this instance, the county would bear the cost because the law requires only candidates for office to pay the cost of recounts.

Source: Arkansas Code 7-5-319

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