Wake County Has a Recount of its Own
Posted November 11, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST
RALEIGH — Wake County is dealing with a recount of its own.Board of Electionsstaffers and volunteers were busy processing 20,000 provisional ballots -- votes held in limbo.
Voters fill out provisional ballots when they are not listed on a precinct list because they neglected to update their registration or their registration date went astray.
"A provisional ballot is a person who says they have registered to vote, but we cannot find them in our books, we cannot find them in our lists on Election Day, or in the computer, but they know they have voted [in the past] " says Connie Mitchell of the Wake County Board of Elections.
If elections workers can confirm voter registration, the vote is counted.
The fate of at least three elections hang in the balance: