An official report of the two-day recount results might not be released to the public after the county Canvassing Board missed a state deadline to have the report certified. Annie Clark, administrative assistant for Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker, said Monday she never indicated the latest recount results would be available Monday. Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers previously reported that Clark said Sunday that the results “would not be printed for distribution until Monday at the earliest,” and that, “We met the noon deadline.” Clark, who has been filling in for Walker and oversaw the weekend recount, was unavailable for an interview and did not answer emails about those conflicting statements.
The report would have reflected a recount of more than 37,000 early voting ballots from all races in the eight days of early voting, from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, excluding the Fort Pierce mayoral race.
The local elections office missed a noon Sunday deadline to report the results of the latest recount conducted Saturday and Sunday, according to Florida Division of Elections spokesman Chris Cate.
The state on Tuesday will certify the unofficial results of the Nov. 11 recount of early votes cast Nov. 1-3.
Whatever the results, they would not have triggered a state-mandated recount in any races separated by 0.5 percent of the vote, Cate said.
Walker, who was hospitalized Friday, was not at work Monday Clark said she did not know when Walker would return, perhaps after the holidays.