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Counties finish Primary Election certification process

Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant announced this week that all counties have certified their results for the 2016 primary, which included West Virginia’s first non-partisan judicial elections.
Following the election, clerks have 30 days to report certified election returns to the Secretary of State’s Office. Canvass takes place five days after the Election. At the end of canvass, begins the recount request period. After any requested recounts are completed, then the county may certify the results.
Results for judicial elections will now be delivered to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who will officially proclaim winners of those races.
Additionally, The Secretary of State’s Office also will provide certified results to state Republican Party leaders, who determine which delegates will attend the Republican Party’s National Convention in July.

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