Almost half of Cochise County ballots cast in Nov. 6 election still to be counted

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BISBEE — With approximately 24,775 ballots still uncounted, it may be a while before some of the contests on the Nov. 6 ballot are decided, Cochise County election officials said Wednesday. 

Juanita Murray, county election director, said 30,645 ballots were counted in the general election completed on Tuesday. That includes around 11,000 early ballots that were tabulated prior to the polls opening. 

On Wednesday, Murray and her staff of two people were working with a team of representatives from the Democrat and Republican parties to tabulate the write-in candidates. With so many write-ins this year, this hand-count will take some time, Murray said. 

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sprout460 on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 11:54am

If there is still no resolution to Mc Sally-Barber then how can the rest of
the voting be finished ? Please send answer Thank you

Ran Talbott on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 3:27pm

McSally-Barber is _extremely_ close. If you have, say, 500 uncounted ballots
from SV, and 600 from Bisbee, but the leaders in their _local_ races are up
by more than 1000, then you can say they’ve won. But those same uncounted
ballots could still tip the Congressional race either way. So most/all of the
other races are “finished” (practically, but not legally until all votes are
counted and the results are certified), but CD2 is still in doubt.

AZterritory on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 5:07pm

Welcome to the Banana Republic of Cochise County.

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