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No changes in outcome following official vote canvass

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:00 am

Of Montgomery County’s 16,540 registered voters, 11,372 cast ballots in the Nov. 6 General Election, which also included a special election for Mt. Gilead mayor.

Based on the Nov. 16 official vote canvass by the Montgomery County Board of Elections, there were changes in vote totals from the unofficial count the night of the election, but nothing that changed the outcome of any of the races.

Of 125 provisional votes submitted, the board approved 26 to be counted. Election Director Martha Griego said most of those approved were from voters who had registered to vote through N.C. DMV. Although their names hadn’t showed up on the registration list, election staff was able to verify their registration through DMV.

Other changes in vote totals came from absentee ballots not previously counted. Greigo said law allows absentee ballots from military service members to be accepted up to the Friday after election day. Other absentee ballots that are postmarked on election day and received at the election office no later than the day after the election can also be counted.

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