At least five races in Florida are headed to a recount. Theses include the U.S. Senate race, a state cabinet race, a state Senate race and two state House races.
Also, the latest information indicates that the governor’s race could also end up in with a recount. As of 8:30 am on Thursday, DeSantis had a .52% lead, just .02% above the recount threshold. Also reports indicate there are votes still coming in from Broward county.
Here are the details on the recount process:
The final vote counts submitted to the state by each county will be official at noon on Saturday, November 10th. At that time, any race that is separated by .5 percent, or less, will automatically undergo a machine recount. This means the ballots are run through voting machines a second time.
The results of the machine recount is due by 3 p.m. on Nov. 15.
Any race that is separated by .25 percent, or less, will automatically undergo a manual recount. This recount must be finished by Nov. 18.
The manual recount is a hand recount of only the overvotes and undervotes set-aside from the machine recount.
Exceptions to ordering a manual recount are if the candidate defeated for the office by ¼ of one percent or less request in writing that it not be conducted or if the number of overvotes and undervotes is less than the number of votes need ed to change the election outcome.
A county canvassing board will handle each county’s recount. These boards are made up of the local supervisor of elections, a county court judge and the chair of the board of county commissioners — will appoint at least two counters who are not candidates in the race at hand and who represent at least two state parties.
The boards will send their final vote totals for the manually recounted races to the state by Nov. 18 at noon.
The state Elections Canvassing Commission which includes the governor and two members of the Florida cabinet selected by the governor, will certify the results in a 9 a.m. meeting at the state Capitol on Nov. 20.