Recount to start Nov. 29, scheduled to end Dec. 14
November 5, 2010 — 11:00am
This is going to take a while.
The Minnesota Secretary of State Friday released a proposed recount schedule, if the margin between Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer does not widen in the next few weeks.
The schedule wouldn't certify a new governor until Dec. 14. Yes, Dec. 14. The new governor is supposed to take off on Jan. 3. If there is a post-recount contest the proposed schedule make that date a tough one to hit.
Here's the proposed schedule:
Initial meeting of the State Canvassing Board:
November 23, 2010: 10 a.m. Room 10, State Office Building, St. Paul Tasks:
o certification of election results o determination of the need for any automatic recounts o designation of state recount official o adoption of a recount plan
Recount begins at locations around the state:
November 29, 2010 9 a.m.
(Locations to be decided)
Deadline for deputy recount officials to finish sorting the ballots: December 7, 2010
State Canvassing Board meetings: December 8, 2010 9 a.m. December 9, 2010 9 a.m. December 10, 2010 1 p.m. (Location to be decided) Tasks:
o certification of any recounts in state House races o determination of challenged ballots in the gubernatorial recount
State Canvassing Board meeting: December 14, 2010 (time and location to be decided) Tasks: o certification of gubernatorial election
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