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County official: Every vote counted, voter turnout to blame for slow results

JENNIFER HUFFMAN

SUMMIT COUNTY – Clerk and Assessor Cheri Brunvard addressed the late election results with the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, saying it took overnight and into the next morning to account for votes in order to follow proper procedure with each ballot. Summit County tallies weren’t finished until early Wednesday morning, after much of the state had reported and the presidential election was almost a lock.”We had such an overwhelming voter turnout, which we were very happy about,” Brunvard said. “The machine we have (to count the votes) is old, but there’s nothing wrong with the equipment.”Erasures, blank ballots, write-ins and absentees all had to be reviewed by hand.Brunvard wants residents to know that every single person’s vote counted in Summit County, and it was done accurately and correctly.Commissioner Bob French, who won his bid for the District 1 seat, had no issue with the vote counting process taking so long. “It’s better to get it right than to get it fast,” French said.Jennifer Huffman can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at jhuffman@summitdaily.com.


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