More than a month after the Nov. 4 election, Congressional District 2 voters will learn next week who will represent them in Congress. Pima County on Wednesday finished the electronic recount of polling place, early and provisional ballots, and will begin a hand count of 5 percent of precincts Monday. The results will be turned over to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, and Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper will declare the results at a 10 a.m. hearing Wednesday in Phoenix.
The automatic recount was triggered after Martha McSally edged Rep. Ron Barber by 161 votes in the Nov. 4 election. A recount, which includes electronic and hand counting, is mandatory for any result under 200 votes.
Benny White, a member of the Pima County Accuracy Certification Board and the GOP representative overseeing the vote count, said 21 additional ballots turned up during the count that had not been counted, out of about 220,000 votes.