New Absentee Ballot Count Set for Monday

By David Noss

CALIFORNIA, Md. (November 20, 2010)—The Maryland Board of Elections has called for a third counting of absentee ballots to take place on Monday, November 22. The second canvassing was held on November 12. Election officials say the new count will allow military ballots from overseas that were received after November 12 to be included in the final tally.

In St. Mary's County, where Jack Russell beat Tommy McKay by only 124 votes for the commissioner presidency, only six ballots remain in the queue to be counted as of Thursday. 1,634 ballots were mailed out, 1,377 were returned, and 12 were returned but rejected, leaving a total of 245 ballots outstanding.

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