Elections

Final canvass doesn't change three close Harford County election races

Final canvass doesn't change three close Harford County election races

Three Harford County election races that went down to the wire appear to have been decided with Friday’s final canvass of absentee and provisional ballots.

In each instance, candidates who were trailing by less than 300 votes gained on the leaders, but not enough to overtake them.

Election workers went over 579 ballots – 569 absentee and 10 provisional – at the Harford County Board of Elections office in Forest Hill.

Of the total ballots presented, 529 were accepted and scanned Friday, with the board of canvassers – members of the Elections Board advised by their legal counsel – rejecting 49, primarily absentee ballots not received by the deadline. One provisional ballot...

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