Half of Park County Voters Turn Out | Big Horn Basin Media

Half of Park County’s Voters Turn Out for the Primary

Written by on August 22, 2018

Just over half of the registered voters in Park County turned out for the primary elections.
Of the 15,720 residents who registered to vote, 8300 took to the polls either yesterday before 7 p.m. or by submitting absentee ballots. About 4500 absentee ballots were counted yesterday, and were uploaded to the County’s website prior to the precincts reporting in later in the evening. That caused some confusion for people who were checking the website, as the report showed 100 percent of the precincts reporting, despite the fact that the in-person ballot counts had not yet been uploaded. The final counts came in around 10:30 p.m.
Park County Clerk Colleen Renner says that the final reporting of the total votes was delayed because a PC card was left behind in one of the electronic ballot boxes in Powell, but once that card was retrieved and run through the system, the County could upload the final tally to the website. That happened after 10 p.m. last night.
Renner says that the absentee ballots were counted yesterday, and there is a board that will be counting the write in votes today. Election results are unofficial until the State Canvassing Board meets to certify the results of the primary election, and Renner says that could happen by Friday.

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