Board of election members go over the numbers after reviewing the absentee and provisional ballots. Left to right: Peggy Matheny, deputy director, Diana Dulebohn, board member, Michelle Wilcox, director, Fran Engle, chairperson, Bill Roth, board member and Brent Henschen, board member. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)
The May 6 election has officially been certified by the board of elections.
In a pair of meetings Tuesday and Wednesday morning the board reviewed absentee and provisional ballots to establish the final count of votes in the Auglaize County primary election.
Overall 531 absentee ballots were requested by voters in the community, of those, 515 were returned. Of the returned ballots four were not accepted because they were received late. Voters need to make sure absentee ballots are postmarked the day prior to election day in order to be counted in the official results.
Of 43 provisional ballots 39 were accepted. Three provisional ballot voters were not registered to vote, therefore their vote did not count in the election, but their ballot is recognized as voter registration giving them eligibility to vote in the next election in November.
For the full story, see the Thursday, May 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.