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WAC 434-264-130

Recount—Completion.

On completion of the recount:
(1) The county auditor must prepare an amended abstract of the recounted ballots for the county canvassing board. The amended abstract must include a revised cumulative summary, as well as the votes cast in each precinct for the office or measure that was recounted.
(2) The results must be formally reviewed and approved by the county canvassing board.
(3) If the results of the manual count do not match the results of the original count, the county canvassing board must verify all ballots have been recounted. The county canvassing board shall take all necessary steps to investigate and resolve any discrepancies.
(4) The county canvassing board must certify the amended abstract that, for each precinct, displays the results of the office that has been recounted. The new abstract must be included in the amended certified canvass report.
(5) Copies of the certified amended abstract must be distributed to the same persons or agencies as the original certified abstract of votes.
(6) The amended certified canvass report must be available to the public by the next business day following the recount.
(7) Interim reports of the recount may be published at the discretion of the county canvassing board.
(8) If the recount involves ballots from more than one county, the secretary of state may require that amended abstracts be certified by each county canvassing board on a uniform date.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. WSR 11-24-064, § 434-264-130, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 07-12-032, § 434-264-130, filed 5/30/07, effective 6/30/07.]
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