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Palm Beach County Elections Canvassing Board met Saturday

Posted at 9:43 AM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 14:49:28-05

UPDATE: A machine recount has been ordered in the race for Senate, Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture.  The latest details can be found here.

UPDATE: Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher has requested an emergency hearing. 

According to the hearing order, the hearing is set for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. 

The deadline is set for Saturday no later than 10 a.m., which Bucher filed for an extension. 


With thousands of ballots left to count in Palm Beach County, the Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board is meeting Friday morning.

Some voters didn’t properly fill out their ballot correctly, causing delays to occur. Some voters circled their choice or drew an arrow pointing at the candidate’s name.

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Election workers are going through each of those ballots by hand to figure out voter intent. 

If they can figure out who the voter meant to choose, a worker fills out a new ballot on their behalf.

If workers can’t determine what the voter was trying to choose, the ballot is sent to the canvassing board for review.

The meeting at the tabulation center in Riviera Beach began at 10 a.m.