Rules For a Mandatory Recount

News Release
Issued: November 02, 2004

Olympia … Rules for a mandatory recount are as follows:

Mandatory recounts are required if the difference between the two candidates concerned is less than ½ of one percent and less than 2000 votes. Counties have until November 17th to certify the returns of the General election. If statewide or multi-county offices fall within the mandatory recount totals, the Office of the Secretary of State will order a mandatory recount within 3 business days of the returns being certified by the 39 county auditors.

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