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The Polls Are Closed But The Counting Continues

Cyd Hoskinson

Election Day may be over, but thousands of votes have yet to be counted.

Duval County Elections Supervisor Mike Hogan said his office will start counting provisional ballots this morning and wait for the rest of the military absentee ballots to arrive in the mail.

“They actually can send their ballots in up to 10-days after the election,” Hogan said. “So we’ll still be receiving military ballots through November 18th.”

Hogan says the several-thousand ballots he expects from overseas won’t be enough to change the outcome of any races.

In the meantime, Hogan says, his office will audit a race chosen at random to make sure the voting machines worked correctly.

Unofficial results will be sent to Tallahassee Thursday.  It will be November 20th before Florida’s election is officially certified.

Reporter Cyd Hoskinson can be reached at, 904-358-6351 or on Twitter at @cydwjctnews

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.