“TALLAHASSEE — As several major Florida races face likely recounts, local election supervisors are working to verify thousands of votes that once again could flip high-profile contests that are too close to call.
Those provisional ballots, which can include absentee ballots without a signature or ballots cast in person by a voter whose eligibility is questioned, will be added Saturday to the first unofficial election results uploaded to the state.
That could mean 7,000 to 10,000 more votes added to the mix if history is any indication, according to election results from 2014 and 2016.
In 2014, for example, 7,199 provisional ballots were counted statewide. In 2016, there were 10,998, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. This midterm election’s turnout of 62 percent, or more than 8.1 million ballots cast, fell between those two elections.”
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