Webber Wants Recount of House District 24 Primary Election

Park County: Webber Requests Recount of WY House District 24 Primary Election

Written by on August 28, 2022

The recount of the votes cast in the House District 24 begins at 9 a.m. Monday morning, which will confirm who won the primary race: incumbent Sandy Newsome or candidate Nina Webber.

The Park County Elections Office received official notice of a requested recount on Friday, Aug. 26. Nina Webber, one of two Republican candidates who ran in the primary election for House District 24, requested the recount.

Under the certified results for the Aug. 16 Republican Primary Election in Park County, Webber received 1,727 votes and Sandy Newsome received 1,810 votes. The difference between the two candidates was only 83 votes.

Because it was a race certified by the state canvassing board, Webber had until Aug. 26 to request a recount. According to Wyoming Statutes (W.S. 22-16-110 (a)(ii)) the deadline to submit a request is two days after the completion of the state canvas.

The Wyoming State Canvassing Board met on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to certify election results from all 23 Wyoming counties.

The State Canvassing Board meets to review and examine, eight days after the primary election, the following for statewide and legislative offices. The Secretary of State’s Office works closely with Wyoming’s 23 County Clerks in overseeing and administering Wyoming’s elections.

Bipartisan county canvassing boards first canvas each county’s election results at public meetings before being submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office by Friday, August 19th, 2022.

Courtesy Park County

The Elections Office will begin the recount at 9 a.m. Monday at the Park County Elections Office at the Park County Courthouse.

Because the recount request was specifically for House District 24,  only the 3,747 ballots cast in that race will be counted. No other primary results will be recounted.

It will take anywhere from two to three hours for the entire recount.

Wyoming House District 24 covers a vast swath of northwest Wyoming. Included within its boundaries are Wapiti, the North Fork Highway, half of Cody, and a significant portion of Yellowstone National Park.

Courtesy Ballotpedia & Stadia Maps

The Park County Elections Office is required to complete the recount within 72 hours of receiving the request – which means it must be completed by Monday afternoon.

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