County continues to count ballots

The Mohave County Elections Department is still working on the official results of Tuesday's election.

The department has around 7,598 absentee and provisional ballots to count, according to Allen Tempert, elections director.

The department received approximately 3,614 provisional ballots on Tuesday. Provisional ballots are given to voters who do not have some sort of identification at the polling place, their identification cannot be confirmed or for some other reason. Voters who receive a provisional ballot are required to bring some sort of identification to the Elections Department after the election, otherwise their vote does not count.

According to the Elections Department, approximately 50 percent of provisional ballots cast in a general election, such as Tuesday's, will not be counted because they cannot be validated.

The department also received 750 absentee ballots delivered to the polls on Tuesday and another 2,500 absentee ballots by mail in the last week. Another 750 absentee ballots are awaiting confirmation by the Voter Registration Department before they can be counted.

The Elections Department plans to update the county Web site as it continues to validate and count the provisional and absentee ballots.