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WAC 434-264-110: Manual Recount—Process

Published: 2015

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WAC 434-264-110

Manual recount—Process.

The counting board may only count the responses for one race or measure at a time. The following process to count the ballots shall be used during a recount.
(1) Each counting board shall be given the ballots one precinct or batch at a time. The results from the original count shall not be given with the ballots. The precinct or batch number must be made available to any observers.
(2) The ballots shall be sorted into separate stacks for each of the candidates or side of a ballot measure. Additional stacks may be created for overvotes, undervotes, and write-ins.
(3) Each stack of ballots must be manually counted at least twice to confirm the number of votes in each stack. The results of the manual count shall not be shared until both persons have counted the ballots.
(4) Individual tallies for each stack shall be compared. If the manual counts match, the results shall be reported to the designated staff person and the results shall be compared to the results previously certified.
(5) If the two manual counts do not match, the ballots shall be counted by the same counting board one more time. If the manual counts still do not match, the discrepancy must be reported to the designated staff person and the ballots referred to another counting board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 09-12-078, § 434-264-110, filed 5/29/09, effective 6/29/09; WSR 07-12-032, § 434-264-110, filed 5/30/07, effective 6/30/07.]