Nov 13, 2012 9:18 PM by Robby Messer
TUCSON - Pima County elections officials moved closer to a final count in last week's election by finishing counting an additional 5,515 early ballots.
County officials say of the 261,363 early ballots verified by the County Recorder's Office as of Tuesday, roughly 1,550 early ballots remain to be counted by the Pima County Elections Department.
The count will resume Wednesday afternoon and all early ballots are expected to be finished by the end of the day.
Approximately 27,000 provisional ballots were issued at the polling places on Election Day. The Recorder's Office has verified and turned over to the Elections Department for counting 2,386 provisional ballots so far. The Recorder has until Nov. 16 to verify the remaining provisional ballots.
County officials expect the counting of provisional ballots to probably begin Thursday.
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