Adams County Director of Elections & Voter Registration Angie Crouse said the county would be using three teams of five persons each to count the mail-in and absentee ballots on election day. In each team one person will verify the ballot, the second person will open the outer envelope, the third will open the inner envelope, the fourth will lay the ballots flat, and the fifth will verify the process.
The ballots will then be counted using a high speed scanner.
Crouse said the office opened and counted 11,000 ballots in a day and half using just one team after the primary election in May, and that the office sent out 21,486 mail-in ballots in this election.
Crouse said about 15,300 ballots had already been received in the office.
Crouse said the county’s election results would be revealed to the public in a rolling manner after the polls close on Tuesday and that the public results would be updated after every 10 precincts report.
Crouse did not say when she thought the tabulation of the mail-in and absentee ballots would be completed and that it had not yet been decided when the results of the mail-in and absentee ballots would be reported.