Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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September 5, 2012

For immediate release

Contact: Jim Condos, 802-828-2148

[phone] 802-828-2363 [fax] 802-828-2496
James C. Condos, Secretary of State Brian H. Leven, Deputy Secretary

Sec’y of State Jim Condos Calls for Special Meeting of the Primary Canvassing Committee
Montpelier, VT- “Voting is at the very basis and core of our democracy. It is important that every vote counts,” stated Secretary of State Jim Condos.

In the rush to complete the August 28th primary canvassing report over the long holiday weekend, human errors were made in the calculation of write-in votes for the Progressive Gubernatorial race.
In the interest of insuring that the process to produce the General Election ballot is accurate and moves quickly, our office has called a Special Meeting of the Canvassing Committee at 4pm on Thursday, September 6th at the Secretary of State’s office at 128 State Street, Montpelier, to certify the corrected results of the Progressive Gubernatorial Primary.

These corrected results place the two candidates within the 2% margin so that the losing candidate will qualify to request a recount.

It is our hope that if the losing candidate wishes to have a recount, they will file immediately with the Superior Court so we can move the process along. To meet Federal law, we must have Vermont’s general election ballots in the hands of the Vermont Town Clerks by September 21 so that they can send ballots to Overseas and Military Voters by the 45th day before the general election (September 22).

“As I grew up, my father always told me that if a mistake is made, own up to it, learn from it, and move on!” stated Secretary Condos.

Jim Condos is Vermont’s Secretary of State.

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