Douglas County Clerk's office to recount votes in county assessor race

One of the candidates filed a recount request with the Secretary of State's office, requiring the county to count all ballots by hand.

Posted: Jun 20, 2018 6:34 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2018 6:34 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The voting results of the May primary race for Douglas County Assessor are being recounted.

In that vote, Heather Coffel beat out Dean Tucker by only 126 votes.

Tucker filed a demand with the Oregon Secretary of State for the recount to happen.

County Clerk Patricia Hitt said the ballots are being counted by hand, and it could take until Friday to complete.

“Well, it’s a hand count, and there’s 28,000 ballots,” Hitt said. “So, each ballot has to be sorted into a group: one for each candidate, one for write-ins, one for overvotes, one for undervotes. Then they have to be tallied. Twice.”

Once the recount has been completed, any results different from those on May 15 will then become the official results.

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