facebook-24x24

Click to search Click to search

This article also came from the Grant County Clerk's Office from Clerk Marisa Castrillo.

This one describes the duties of the Absentee Board.

 This duties of the absentee precinct board is primarily addressed under the provisions 1-6-11 and 1-6-14.

A summary of the absentee precinct board process is as follows:

When the county clerk convenes the absentee board  (earliest could be the Thursday prior to Election Day depending on the volume of Absentee Ballots ), a review of the official mailing envelope is conducted.  Before opening the official mailing envelope, the board must review that the required voter identification information has been completed.  Due to legislation passed during the special session (SB4) this includes the signature and last 4 of the SSN. In some cases, if the outer envelope does not have the complete information, the board may look to other information the voter may have provided after submitting the ballot to resolve any missing information including an affidavit with the required information.  Any rejected ballots shall be separated and secured away from accepted ballots.

No sooner than the Thursday prior to election day (for counties with fewer than 10,000 absentee ballots), for ballots deemed to be accepted, the board officials may begin separating the official mailing envelope and the inner secrecy envelope and begin feeding the ballots into the tabulation machine for counting.  The vote tally must not be disclosed prior to the close of polls on election night.   

This process will continue for all ballots received prior to the deadline which is 7:00 PM on Election Day.  If the absentee ballots are not completely processed and counted by 11pm on election day, the board will recess at 11pm and reconvene the next day to continue its work.

Occasionally the absentee board will have a ballot that will have to be hand counted if it cannot be fed into the tabulator machine.  There is a special tally sheet and process for this.  Additionally, for a county with a write-in candidate, these contests will have to be reviewed, qualified, and hand counted as well.

Before the absentee board is done, they must account for every ballot received as indicated on the absentee ballot register.  All counted ballots (machine counted and hand tallied) plus all rejected ballots must match the total ballots received.

Local Weather

Live from Silver City

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
captcha 
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

Four NEW classifieds for furniture and an REI screen house

A new classified just came in from a fellow looking for work doing thinning, fire protection work, etc. 

Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a cheaper and shorter option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. The former software failed us, so it's just a category now, with prices posted. Send your information to editor@grantcountybeat.com and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.

The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues.

The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  

WARNING:

All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.

Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.

Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat. 

Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member.

We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.

Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com

20191110