NC county election boards reviewing vote totals today

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Election workers are moving closer to making official the results of this month’s North Carolina general election.

Boards of election in all 100 counties were slated to meet Friday morning for what’s called the canvass. Outstanding provisional ballots and mail-in absentee votes deemed lawfully cast are added to candidate totals, which are also checked for math errors.

After that’s completed, candidates in very close races have until late Monday afternoon or noon Tuesday – depending on the contest – to request recounts. A race for a Wake County state Senate seat has been within the margin whereby the trailing candidate can seek a recount.

The State Board of Elections is supposed to meet Nov. 25 to certify most results, including the US Senate race.

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