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In the Event of a Recount

By Chris Kissel November 2, 2010

Not that it ever happens in Washington State, but just in case, here is what the Secretary of State's office is prepared to do in the event that this year's election results are too close to call:

If the two sides in any statewide race (the Senate race, all the ballot initiatives, the state constitutional amendments, and the state Supreme Court elections) fall within 2,000 votes of each other, election officials will bring out the ballot counting machines and start over again. In the event that the two sides are within 1,000 votes of each other, they'll do manual recount, looking over each ballot by hand.

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