Board certifies Wilson County election results

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Wilson County Board of Elections members have certified the results of municipal elections held Nov. 7.

In a canvass Friday, the board made only minor changes to vote tallies and noted no changes in election results for Wilson, Black Creek, Elm City, Kenly, Lucama, Saratoga and Sharpsburg.

“I think it went smoothly. The precincts did not have the types of troubles that they have in big elections which mostly are, in my mind, the number of voters that are appearing at any one time,” said Robert Brown, chairman of the Wilson County Board of Elections. “They all reported in promptly. There is no precinct that came in very late.”

“In fact, they were all here at one time, which creates kind of a traffic jam here in the office,” said board member Chip Futrell. “We were able to report the results very quickly.”

There were 19 provisional ballots across Wilson County, but 16 of those were unapproved because the individuals had never registered to vote and were offered a provisional ballot when they presented themselves to vote.

Other unapproved provisional ballots came from people who were not eligible to vote in this particular election. Of the remainder of approved provisional ballots, six were counted.

Three absentee ballots were mailed in and none were received after the election was over.

According to Rená Morris, director of elections in Wilson County, one-stop voters totaled 362.

Across Wilson County, 1,509 votes were cast among 23,500 eligible voters.

The final tally will be sent to the N.C. State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.