What's Happening Today in the Election Bureau
Monday, November 27, 2023
The majority of the Election Board members have completed the second signing of the returns, and the November 7, 2023 election is now certified.
Election Bureau staff is preparing final returns to go to the State.
UPDATE - FEDERAL COURT DECISION OF NOVEMBER 21, 2023: The U.S. District Court has directed Pennsylvania counties to accept mail ballots that a voter has failed to date or misdated. Please see Election Results for updated unofficial totals.
STATUS OF WRITE-IN RESOLUTION -- As of Tuesday, November 21, 2023
• Number of Write-In votes remaining to be resolved as of 4:30 PM on 11/13: 5,363
• Number of Write-In votes remaining to be resolved as of 4:30 PM on 11/14: 1,580
• Number of Write-In votes remaining to be resolved as of 4:30 PM on 11/15: 502
• All write-ins have been resolved 9:23 AM, November 21, 2023
FIRST SIGNING OF RESULTS COMPLETED
10:15 AM, November 15, 2023
CASTING OF LOTS TO BREAK TIES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Casting of Lots to determine winners of tie votes was completed on November 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in the Election Bureau offices at 2 West Main Street Uniontown PA, 15401.
THE UNOFFICIAL LIST OF WINNERS, WITH CULMINATED WRITE-IN VOTES, WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
All results including write-in winners, will be unofficial until the election is fully certified. Write-in winners must accept their position in writing and complete other paperwork before a Certificate of Election can be issued to them.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT POST-ELECTION PROCEDURES
WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL CANVASS?Election Bureau staff reconciles each precinct’s Return Sheet, Numbered List of Voters, Poll Book records, and voting machine tapes, looking for matching numbers or explanation of any discrepancies such as voters signing in and leaving before voting, etc. Normally the official canvass begins at 9 AM three days after each election and continues until all precincts have been reconciled and all legal votes counted.
WHAT IS RESOLUTION OF WRITE-INS?Election Bureau staff looks at and tallies each write-in vote.
HOW DOES ELECTION BUREAU STAFF RESEARCH PROVISIONAL VOTERS FOR THE ELECTION BOARD?
Each provisional voter’s record is checked carefully for the following:
1) What was the reason for this voter to vote on a Provisional ballot?
2) Are they a registered voter in Fayette County?
3) Did they vote in the correct precinct or somewhere else?
4) If in the wrong precinct, can any portion of the voter's Provisional Ballot in question be legally counted?
4) If required, did the voter show proper ID?
5) Did the voter cast any ballot other than the Provisional Ballot? (For example, did they already send in an absentee or mail-in ballot – only ONE ballot counts per voter!)
Election Board will count every ballot and every vote legally allowable, but only those ballots and votes legally allowable.