October & November Newsletter
It's been a very busy time in the Elections Office! As the population in Flagler County has grown over the past several years, we saw the highest number of ballots cast during this 2016 General Election cycle: a total of 58,402 ballots cast in this election! Overall turnout was 73.6%.
Turnout trends continue to shift towards voting by mail and early voting. More than 29,600 voters cast their ballot during early voting in this election, which is the highest early voting total we've ever seen in Flagler County. We saw another record turnout for mail (absentee) voting with over 13,400 voters who cast their ballot by mail.
The Official Results have been certified by the Flagler County Canvassing Board and can be viewed here: http://www.flaglerelections.com/2016-General-Election-Results
Manual Audit Completed
The manual audit of the 2016 General Election was conducted on Tuesday, November 22nd by the Flagler County Canvassing Board and reflected 100% accuracy of votes tabulated. This audit is required after every election and involves a hand count of ballots to compare results to the machine count and tabulation of votes cast. A contest and precinct were randomly drawn by the Board (Amendment 5, Precinct 17) and all vote types associated with the selection are retrieved, sorted and counted by hand. A total of 1,188 ballots were hand counted and compared to the tabulation total with 100% accuracy. You can take confidence that your ballot was counted accurately! Thanks again to the Elections Team of staff and elections poll workers for their hours of dedicated service to the voters of Flagler County. Your efforts have made this election a success.
The Elections Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, from Kaiti Lenhart and the Flagler County Elections Team.