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Secretary of State office announces possible recount schedule in governor's race

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The Minnesota Secretary of State office has announced a proposed timeline for the statewide recount for the 2010 gubernatorial election,should a recount in the 2010 gubernatorial election be required by law and approved by the State Canvassing Board when it meets on Nov. 23.

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The recount would end Dec. 14.

Minnesota law requires a hand recount when the vote margin between candidates for state, judicial or federal office is less than one-half of one percent. Election results remain unofficial until certified by the State Canvassing Board.

The proposed schedule is as follows:

- Initial meeting of the State Canvassing Board:

November 23, 2010: 10 a.m.

Room 10, State Office Building, St. Paul

Tasks:

- certification of election results

- determination of the need for any automatic recounts

- designation of state recount official

- 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:

- certification of any recounts in state House races

- determination of challenged ballots in the gubernatorial recount

State Canvassing Board meeting:

December 14, 2010 (time and location to be decided)

Tasks:

- certification of gubernatorial election

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Pioneer staff reports
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