Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell: 185,000 early votes remain to be counted

Posted at 5:15 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 13:12:45-05

Maricopa County elections staffers are making progress to clear the state's backlog of as-yet-uncounted early ballots cast for Tuesday's election.

In an update Saturday, officials said 185,000 early ballots remained to be counted, along with 55,000 provisional ballots that will require research before they can enter the official tally.

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Workers will resume going through the outstanding ballots at 9 a.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.

The recorder's office said about 200,000 early ballots were not counted before Election Day, and another 215,000 or so were turned in at polling sites on Tuesday, leaving a backlog of roughly 415,000 early ballots that Purcell's office has steadily been going through.