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PDF Document EMG Chapter 13: Canvassing and Certifying an Election
Posted on August 27, 2010

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The purpose of the canvass is to account for every ballot cast and to ensure that each valid vote is included in the official election results. The canvass enables an election official to resolve discrepancies, correct errors, and take any remedial actions necessary to ensure completeness and accuracy before certifying the election. This chapter explains how an election official creates internal elections office procedures for conducting a successful canvass of votes and a valid certification of results.




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