The Douglas County Election Commission remains hard at work after Tuesday’s election. Commissioner Brian Kruse says they have about 11-thousand ballots yet to count. Kruse says, “About 7,000 of those, give or take, were returned on Election Day in one of our drop boxes or by mail. Those will be counted this Friday. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000-ish are provisional ballots and they will be counted a week from Friday.”
Kruse says once the ballots are counted they can determine the final outcome of some of these races. There may be some automatic recounts.
Kruse says, “The margin that would trigger a recount would be if the difference is one-percent of the top vote gathered. You take the total number of votes of the individual or candidate who had the most votes and if the margin is within that one-percent, that would trigger an automatic recount.”
Kruse says if there are any recounts on any statewide race that would be on December 5th. Douglas County generally follows along with that day.
Voter turnout exceeded expectations in Douglas County. Kruse had predicted it at 52-percent. He says it will be closer to 56-percent.