Statement From Fairfax County Electoral Board on Nov. 9, 2013

Nov. 9, 2013


4 p.m. Update Concerning Review of  the 493 Provisional Ballots:

Provisional ballot review by the Electoral Board is ongoing in the Fairfax County Government Center, Room 315, until Tuesday, with the following hours:

Today, Saturday, Nov. 9 until approx. 5-6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 to 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, 1 p.m. or an hour after the Electoral Board returns from a meeting at the Courthouse  - whichever is later.


The Fairfax County Electoral Board released the following statement regarding their investigation of the apparent error in absentee ballot returns in the 8th Congressional District and their continuing canvass of the election results in Fairfax County. 

“After a thorough investigation of the situation surrounding the incorrect tabulation of results in the 8th District Central Absentee Precinct, the Electoral Board voted unanimously this morning to accept the corrected results as determined by the canvassers.

The final results of our investigation determined that there were errors in the tabulation that reduced the final vote tally by approximately 3,200 votes. Those errors were corrected in the canvass. The corrected numbers will be provided to the State Board of Elections for reflection on their statewide results website later today.

We want to thank the staff for their hard work in double and triple checking the results to ensure that the errors that became apparent were thoroughly investigated and reconciled. 

These results will not be final, however, until the final certification of our results, which we expect will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  The deadline for our certification is midnight on Tuesday. 

We expect to complete the canvass of all results in Fairfax by Sunday, Nov. 10. “

Virginia State Board of Elections

Virginia Election Recounts and Contests - 2013 Information and Timeline (PDF)

Fairfax County Office of Elections



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