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Douglas County Elections Office completes recount of constitutional amendment votes

Friday, August 19, 2022 - 3:30pm

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:

To see the primary results:

For a recording of the Aug. 17 canvass:

“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.”

Media Contact

Karrey Britt, Communications Specialist