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Quarter of Nevada County’s votes to be counted

Sun News Service

About 11,000 ballots from the Nov. 7 election remain to be counted, Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Kathleen Smith said Friday.

The ballots make up roughly one-quarter of total votes cast in Nevada County.

Officials already have counted about 31,500 ballots cast countywide Tuesday for the congressional race.

Of the total ballots remaining, results from 2,000 absentee ballots received between Nov. 3 and Nov. 6 were to be released Monday, Smith said. Updated results will be available at the elections office Web site, http://www.mynevadacounty.com/elections.

An additional 9,000 ballots that still need to be counted include those cast in the polls on Election Day, but which were not counted by the electronic Diebold scanners. The number also includes provisional ballots and absentee ballots turned in on Election Day.

Election officials “trapped” 130 ballots at local post offices which had already been mailed in, but which might not have arrived at the elections office by Nov. 7, according to the clerk-recorder’s office.

A final vote count is legally required by Dec. 5.