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Missouri November election results officially certified

File photo of the Missouri Capitol.
File photo of the Missouri Capitol.


The Board of State Canvassers – which includes Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Judge Cotton Walker and Judge Jon Beetem -- certified the results of the Nov. 8 election for Missouri on Friday.

A press release stated 2,069,481 residents voted in the election, which is 48% of registered voters in the state.

The certification process ensures every vote is counted and vote totals are accurate before the results are official. After Election Day, local officials have two weeks to verify vote totals and evaluate provisional ballots. The Secretary of State’s office then has until the second Tuesday in December – in this case, Dec. 13 -- to validate the results. 

According to state law, any candidate for election to any office may challenge the correctness of the returns for the office, charging that irregularities occurred. In addition, the law states the result of any election on any question may be contested by registered voters from the area in which the election was held. Any authorized person wishing to contest the election must do so no later than 30 days after the Secretary of State announces the results.

Official results from the November election, as well as previous elections, are available online at the Secretary of State’s website.

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