The Douglas County Elections Office completed recounting the votes for the constitutional amendment on Friday afternoon, Aug. 19, and a canvass was held shortly thereafter at 3:30 p.m.
The hand-counted recount results from a total of 47,657 ballots are:
• Yes - 8,718
• No - 38,703
There were 217 under votes, which means no choice was marked on the ballot, and 19 over votes, which means the voter marked in both the yes and no target oval.
The primary results were:
• Yes - 8,716
• No - 38,718
To see the recount results: http://dgcoks.org/recountpr22
To see the primary results: http://dgcoks.org/primary2022
For a recording of the Aug. 17 canvass: http://dgcoks.org/081922
“I want to acknowledge and memorialize the hard work and dedication of the community citizens who worked for hours upon hours to achieve this historic recount in such a short period of time,” County Clerk Jamie Shew said. “Their dedication and commitment to democracy made this recount a reality.”