MO State Secretary's Office Says No Plan To Quicken Counties' Response Time For Reporting Vote Results
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MO State Secretary's Office Says No Plan To Quicken Counties' Response Time For Reporting Vote Results

Date: November 14, 2006
By: Carolyn Tseng
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri didn't know for hours on election night who won the Senate race . . . and the reason is that counties decide when to turn in their unofficial vote counts. Carolyn Tseng has more from the State Capitol. 

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There's no uniformity as to when counties in Missouri should report their unofficial ballot counts on election night . . . and the State Secretary's Office has no plan to quicken the time.  

The State Secretary's spokeswoman Stacie Temple says counties can still turn in unofficial vote results anytime they choose on election night.

 

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Description: Temple says it's up to the counties to report as quickly as they can.


The State Secretary's Office is currently waiting for the counties to finish counting all the votes . . . which include provisional ballots.  

Counties must submit their official vote results to the State Secretary's Office by next Tuesday.

From the State Capitol . . . I'm Carolyn Tseng.

 


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It's been a week since election day . . . and counties throughout the state are still counting the ballots.

The Missouri State Secretary's spokeswoman Stacie Temple says paper ballots may have slowed down vote counting.

 

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Description: Temple says the Missouri Secretary of State's Office has been in contact with the counties to encourage them to report as soon as possible.
 

Temple also says the reported numbers are currently unofficial because they do not include provisional ballots.

Counties have until November 21st to count all ballots and submit official results to the State Secretary's Office for final certification.

From the State Capitol . . . I'm Carolyn Tseng.


Intro: Missouri counties continue to count the ballots one week after election day. Carolyn Tseng has more from the State Capitol.

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The Missouri State Secretary's Office is still waiting for the final vote results from the counties.

The State Secretary's spokeswoman Stacie Temple says the counties have been encouraged to turn in their vote counts as soon as possible.  

 

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Description: Stacie Temple says right now the Office is waiting for the counties to certify their results.


However . . . Temple says these reported results are unofficial and do not include provisional ballots.

Missouri counties have two weeks from the election day to count all ballots and submit their official results to the State Secretary's Office for final certification.

The final results will be available to the public by late November.

From the State Capitol . . . I'm Carolyn Tseng.