Nearly 100,000 absentee ballots still to be counted in Westchester

New York election law allows for the county to begin tallying absentees on Friday, but Westchester is waiting until Nov. 11

News 12 Staff

Nov 4, 2020, 2:06 PM

Updated 1,356 days ago

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Westchester County still has a long way to go before residents will know the official results of state and local races, and it could take weeks.
More than 450,000 people cast their ballots, which surpasses the 2016 election.
More than 250,000 of them voted early and another 200,000 voted in-person on Election Day.
But now, the Westchester County Board of Elections will turn its efforts toward the nearly 100,000 absentee ballots. It’s a process they're saying could take a while. "We sent out 137,000 ballots, we received back 100,000 so there's still about 37,000 that could come back," says Reginald Lafayette, Westchester County Democratic Committee Chairman.
New York election law allows for the county to begin tallying absentees on Friday, but Westchester is waiting until Nov. 11, the day after the deadline to accept mail-in ballots if they were postmarked by Election Day.


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