Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pima Wraps Vote Count; Final Turnout Higher Than 65 Percent

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson tells us that Pima County has finished counting the last of the provisional ballots. You can check the final results from county voters here and the latest statewide results here.

Some 65.5 percent—or Just under two-thirds of Pima County voters—cast a ballot.

If you're wondering how many votes are left to count statewide, here what Matt Benson of the Arizona Secretary of State's Office told us last night:

How many ballots are left to be counted?

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are just over 30,000 early ballots and slightly fewer than 59,000 provisional ballots statewide that are yet to be processed and counted. Remaining early ballots are in Maricopa County (30,000) and Cochise County (21). Of the provisional ballots yet to be processed, 50,000 are in Maricopa County. The remainder is in Coconino, Yavapai, Yuma, Apache, Mohave, Pima, Gila and Cochise counties.

Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Navajo, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties have completed their ballot processing and tabulation.

OK, so when will we have final, unofficial vote totals?

State law gives the counties ten calendar days to verify and process the remaining early and provisional ballots. That gives them until the end of Friday, Nov. 12. A state canvass to certify

official election results for federal, statewide and legislative races is scheduled for Nov. 29.

What about voters who cast a “conditional provisional” ballot?

These individuals had insufficient identification when they went to vote at a polling place. They had five business days, or until the end of Tuesday, Nov. 9, to return to their county elections office with proper ID (ie. an Arizona driver’s license, etc.).

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