The Connection will report full election results when they are released by the elections office. County Manager Steve Nevada said he anticipated the results would be made public by the end of the day (Wednesday). “We do not have a specific time as there are still thousands to go,” said Nevada.
News Update: Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. County Commissioner Marty Qually, who has been helping count election ballots in the courthouse all day, has confirmed that the results of mail-in balloting will not be released until tomorrow.
Qually said only the results of in-person voting will be made available this evening.
Qually said the teams had made substantial progress and had opened and flattened the majority of the mail-in ballots. Qually said the teams would continue working this evening and return early in the morning to complete the work.
Adams County solicitor Molly Mudd reported today that there had been heavy turnout this morning at polls around the county. “People encountered overflowing parking lots at Union, Germany, and Mount Joy Townships,” said Mudd.
A line formed this morning at the Ward 3 Gettysburg voting station at the Charles Sterner Building in the Gettysburg Rec Park although none were observed by early afternoon in Cumberland or Highland Townships.
Mudd said county officials were not aware of any incidents of voter intimidation or other actionable offenses at the Adams County polling places and that Board of Election members were circulating throughout the county.
Gettysburg Borough Police Chief Robert Glenny said the borough had extra officers on duty in case of problems and that all officers had received instruction on election law and procedures to use when responding to polling places.
Mudd said the county would begin reporting in-person results as they came in after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. and that all in-person results would likely be available by 11:00 p.m.
But Mudd said reports from mail-in ballots will probably not be available until tomorrow.
“Adams County Board of Elections began counting mail-in ballots this morning at 7:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse,” said Mudd. We are running three teams of staff, in two shifts, to open and count mail-in ballots. The first shift of staff worked 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the second shift is working 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.”
Mudd said the mail-in ballot results would only be released when the counting is finished. “We’ll release them if we finish today, but more likely we will be reporting tomorrow,” said Mudd. “We have staff scheduled in two shifts tomorrow – they will work until the job is completed.”