Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Certifies 2016 General Election Results

Summary of official canvass [Cuyahoga County Board of Elections]

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections today voted to certify results of the November 8th general election. Of the 617,350 votes counted, less than 3% were provisional ballots.  The Secretary of State moved up the date for certification so the Board of Elections spent last weekend counting provisional ballots in order to meet today’s 3 o’clock deadline, according to its Deputy Director Tony Perlatti.

"We had two full operations going this past weekend – Sat & Sun.  We put in above and beyond our regular core biz hours to get done what we needed to do, but we feel that what we certified today was correct, accurate.  We have confidence in those results."

The Board rejected 3237 provisional ballots – mostly because the voters were not registered.  Two rejected ballots were cast by 17 year olds who weren’t eligible to vote.  Only one issue will be subject to an automatic recount next Tuesday – a proposed municipal income tax increase in the city of Seven Hills. Overall voter turnout in Cuyahoga County was 69%.

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