Election Commissioner: Thousands of Last Minute Votes Are Verified Before Results Are Released – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) – Ballot scrutiny was still ongoing at Boston City Hall late Tuesday night and the process is expected to continue into the early hours of the morning, according to an election official.

Boston Election Commissioner Eneida Tavares told 7NEWS that about 7,000 citywide ballots were received by U.S. mail or mailbox before the 8 p.m. deadline and should be cross-referenced with the voter lists that will be delivered to the City Council to confirm that the voters did not do so. and to vote in person.

He said it will be a long process because each ballot must be reviewed individually.

“Mailboxes stay open until 8 pm. M., So we have someone parked there at 8pm. M. To retrieve those ballots; however, because it was too late to return them to their precincts, they return here to the City Hall and they must be counted ”, Tavares. said.

Once a district has been fully counted, including all mail ballots, unofficial results can be reported. Tavres said Tuesday night that it may still take several hours.

All ballots will be counted before the end of the night according to state law, officials said.

This is news in development; stay with 7NEWS on the air and online for the latest details.

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