Washington County Election Results Delayed Almost 5 Hours

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – High voter turnout and ballot glitches delayed Washington County's early voting results almost five hours Tuesday night, as officials released their first numbers at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Washington County election workers had to recount votes Tuesday night because of an electronic ballot glitch from the first day of early voting that complicated the vote-counting process on Election Day, officials said. In that situation, an electronic glitch left party affiliations off of local ballots. The software problem was fixed for the next day.

By the time first numbers were reported from the county courthouse, some early voting figures were still outstanding, leaving about 3,500 votes yet to be counted, according to election workers.

Nearby Benton County released its early voting numbers at 9 p.m. Its final numbers were released around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.


  • Marie

    And this news surprises ‘Anyone’. The Libs just don’t want to give it up. They think they can still manipulate the Votes!

  • Michael

    This is totally unacceptable. In this day an age of modern technology it shouldn’t take 4 or 5 hours to release a vote count on no more elections than what were held in Washington county. There needs to be accountability and someone needs to explain what really happened, why it happened and what changes are going to be made going forward. When you watched the results across the state last night, Washington county was embarrassing. One comment I heard was we are going to have the new governor and senator sworn in before Washington county gets their votes counted. What am embarrassment for such a “progressive” county. Other counties counted thousand more votes than Washington County did and still had their results counted early. This smoke screen about being “accurate” is just that a smoke screen.

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