By Karli Barnett

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – More than 24 hours after polls had closed, workers in Broward County were still counting ballots Wednesday night.

Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes told CBS4 most ballots that needed to be counted were mail-in ballots.

“Large counties in the state of Florida are still counting,” said Dr. Snipes, who added its a process. “We want to put this election to bed just like everyone wants to know the final outcome. But we don’t want to make any errors in haste.”

It’s not clear how many were counted and still needed to be counted.

“Not sure. I’m really not sure. But we are working on those,” Dr. Snipes said.

There were several bins on display at the election’s office giving a clearer picture of the number of rejected ballots.

Those were mail in ballots that didn’t have a signature.

The deadline to return an affidavit was Monday at 5pm. The office sent affidavits to voters who submitted the ballots earlier, if they were not signed.

The supervisor said most voters sent back a signed affidavit. Some voters did not.

To see if your ballot’s status, you can log onto the Broward County Supervisor of Elections homepage and click on “My Status”.

Soon after, Dr. Snipes will work on finding answers to an Election Day issue.

There were seven precincts where results couldn’t be submitted electronically. So then, poll workers drove the results to the office via jump drives.

All precincts were then recorded.

Out of 577 polling places in Broward, the seven in question were in Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Coconut Creek.

CBS4 asked Dr. Snipes exactly which locations they were but she declined to answer.

She said as soon as all the ballots have been recorded, Thursday morning will see which local races will need a recount. She will have until Saturday, November 10th, to get that done.

The supervisor of elections website for Broward has been updating the unofficial results.

They will be certified ten days from Election Day.

Karli Barnett


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