WELLINGTON COUNTY – Many municipalities will report unofficial voting results on election night.
The results are not official until the clerk makes the declaration, usually a few days after voting day, once results are checked and votes properly counted.
The Municipal Elections Act requires an automatic recount only if votes are tied. A municipality or school board may have a policy on other reasons for an automatic recount.
Anyone who feels there should be a recount but rules for an automatic recount don’t apply, may ask for a recount.
Recounts must be ordered within 30 days after the clerk has declared the results of the election.