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When are election results certified?

Asked by hsrsmith (121 points ) October 3rd, 2012

Hello! I’m having a difficult time finding out when the election results are certified by each state. It is my understanding that they are usually done by policy or statute. I figured that it might most likely be on the Secretary of State website. However, I’m having a difficult time. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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bkcunningham's avatar

This may give you a general idea about the process of canvassing and certifying election results.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@hsrsmith Research the Electoral College and certifying the individual states popular vote.

wds2's avatar

Is this for the presidential election? “Voting Day” for popular vote (really, you don’t elect a presidential candidate, but rather an elector) is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and the electors meet on the first Wednesday after the second Tuesday in December. This is when the actual election for the president takes place and the results are revealed, technincally speaking, a few days later. Don’t ask me why they don’t just say first Tuesday and second Wednesday, I don’t understand it either. I could elaborate more, if there is anything else you need me to tell you.

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