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Posted on: November 25, 2014

2014 General Election Certification and Recount

The 2014 General Election was certified by the Pierce County Canvassing Board today, bringing the election to a close. Results are available on the Pierce County Elections website (

The Canvassing Board has ordered a recount for one race. Pierce County Council District 7 is separated by just 93 votes or .00224, requiring a manual recount. Manual (hand count) recounts are triggered if the difference between the candidates is less than one quarter of one percent (.0025) and also less than 150 votes.

A recount is defined as the process of retabulating the votes for a specific office or issue on all valid ballots cast in the election. It is not a recanvass of individual ballots; all questions of voter registration, voter qualification, and voter intent previously considered during the original count shall not be reconsidered during a recount of the original ballots.

The recount will be conducted December 1 – 4, 2014. The Canvassing Board Meeting for the Certification of Recount will be held on December 4, at 3:30 pm.

An interested parties briefing will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 1:00 pm in the Pierce County Election Center. The briefing will include:

  • An overview and timeline
  • Recount procedures and processes
  • Observer guidelines

This meeting is open to the public.

Mike Rooney, Elections Manager

Whitney Rhodes, Assistant to the Auditor

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