After yesterday's update by county clerk offices across District 53, Logan still leads his opponent by 10 votes. Three counties - Duchesne, Rich, and Morgan - have already completed their official election count. Called the "Official Canvass of Election Returns", this meeting is where the ballot counts are double checked by the county's legislative body and provisional ballots are either validated and counted or discarded. Once the results are approved, the County Clerk certifies the official results and sends them to the State Elections Office.
Although Logan is in the lead, two more counties are waiting till the last last possible day to conduct their official voting canvass. Daggett County will hold its canvass on Tuesday, July 12th at 10 am at 95 N., 1st W. Manila, Utah. Summit County will hold its canvass the same day at noon at 60 N. Main Street, Coalville, Utah. These meetings are open to the public.
But what about a recount? According to state law, if the difference in votes between the two candidates falls under .25% of the total votes cast in the race then the losing candidate can request a recount which would be conducted by the Lt. Governor's Office. Estimating the total vote count to be five thousand ballots cast, .25% of 5,000 works out to be 12 votes.
So..... till Tuesday....
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