For immediate release
August 12, 2022
Contact: Eric Covey, 802-828-2148
Montpelier, VT – Today the Vermont Secretary of State’s office announced the postponing of the canvassing of the 2022 State Senate and County Office Primary Election results due to technology issues as a result of Legislative redistricting. The canvassing was scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning and a rescheduled time will be announced later today.
The Election Management System software contractor continues to work on a solution to be able to produce reports based on the official return of votes submitted by the Clerks.
It is important to note that this process is separate and distinct from the official counting of ballots and the local certification of official results by the Town Clerks. The Secretary of State’s office would like to assure the public that these administrative delays do not impact the 100% confidence we have in the accuracy of the vote totals for all candidates as reported by the Town Clerks.
The Secretary of State’s mission is to provide a secure and accurate election. The office will always default to a delay to ensure integrity and confidence of the results when they are certified.
The canvassing process is a careful and deliberate process defined in statute. There are numerous checks to ensure that the canvassed results accurately match the will of Vermont voters as reported by the Town Clerks.