County election canvass complete

A canvass Friday certified the results of this year's primary elections. (Photo by Pat Blair)

A four-hour election canvass Friday has certified that election results for Sheridan County are now official.

County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson said there were no changes in the election results recorded Tuesday night, and although there were a number of write-in candidates for various offices, none received enough votes to be moved forward to the November general election ballots.

Thompson said the last step of the canvass Friday was to send the results of the canvass to the Secretary of State’s office. The state canvass will be held Wednesday.

Thompson was joined by Dick Kuzara for the Democratic party and Todd Windsor for the Republicans.

She said the purpose of the canvass is to audit all the election results and certify they’re official.

Thompson said the precinct men and women do not advance to the general election in November but are elected in the primaries.

Election results show that nearly 13,700 Sheridan County residents – around 63 percent of the county’s registered voters – cast ballots in this year’s primary elections.

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