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Primary 2022: Berks elections officials complete unofficial vote tally

Berks County election officials have completed their tally of results from the primary election.

Just 72,591 of the county’s 263,010 registered voters cast ballots in the May 17 primary for candidates they felt could best fill local leadership roles, according to data from the Berks County Election Services Office. That’s a turnout rate of nearly 28%.

The vote totals now include nearly 72,591 votes cast in person on election day, through mail ballots and through provisional ballots. Of those, 57,752 were cast in person, 14,486 were by mail and 353 were by provisional.

The party breakdown of the votes counted so far show the Republican primary was more popular than the Democratic version.

A total of 42,721 Republicans cast ballots, while 29,743 Democrats voted.

The primary featured notable nominating contests for the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, all state House seats, state Senate seats in even-numbered districts and for Democratic and Republican state committee.

The current count, which can be found on the election services website, now includes election night totals as well as votes from mailed and provisional ballots.

The completion of the count triggers a five-day review period, ending next Friday.

During the review period, candidates can challenge the results. That’s also the window in which write-in candidates must file petitions to have variations of their names count toward their vote totals.

The results will remain unofficial until the Berks County Election Board certifies them following the review period. The meeting to do that is scheduled for June 6.

Source: Berkshire mont

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