NORRISTOWN, PA –
The Montgomery County Board of Elections
today released the following update on tabulation of the 2021 General Election results. Mail-In and Provisional ballots are still being processed. All ballots cast in person have been recorded. The County will continue to update its results dashboard
on a regular basis in the coming days as eligible ballots are validated and counted. Due to several factors, final results are expected to be delayed.
First, the County is sequestering the returned ballots related to the previously announced misprint of mail-in ballots by its printer
. Affected ballots are subject to a separate verification process that was approved by the Montgomery County Board of Elections and shared with both political parties as well as the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Second, the County encountered a higher than usual number of ballots that cannot be read by the ballot scanners. The County is following an established process for bi-partisan teams to re-create the impacted ballots to make sure every eligible vote is validated and counted. This process occurs during every election as there are various reasons ballots are sometimes unable to be scanned.
The County estimates that approximately 23,000 ballots are affected by these two issues. Results will continue to be updated in real-time on the results dashboard as ballots are validated and counted.