SLC Supervisor of Elections verifies record-high number of provisional ballots

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker said there has been an unusually high number of ballots to verify.

"We had 691 provisional ballots, and we've never had more than a hundred. It's going to take us awhile to get this done," she said. "This is not a pretty process, but it's a process that we have to follow."

The process began after five o'clock Thursday, and hours later, the Canvassing Board was still going through each ballot, verifying signatures.

"Usually we come in to count provisional ballots, and we're here thirty minutes, and we're out," she said.

Walker said the number of provisionals is skyrocketing, after a new law that requires anyone that moves from county-to-county to vote a provisional ballot. 

The lengthy procedure echoes Election Night results, when her office didn't post final unofficial numbers until after one in the morning.

"It's a process, so we'll just stay here until we finish it," she explained.

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