Potential Recount Races
Races are flagged as possible recount races if, after final unofficial results have been reported, the margin of difference does not exceed 1/2 of 1% of the total votes cast for all candidates for the same position. Recounts are not automatic. In order for a recount to take place, the defeated candidate in that recount qualifying race must file a petition for recount with the Secretary of State within 5 days of the official state canvass (or with the county election administrator within 5 days of the county canvass if a local race).
If the margin of difference is greater than 1/4 of 1%, but less than 1/2 of 1%, the defeated candidate requesting a recount must post a bond with the clerk and recorder of the county in which the candidate resides. The bond must be in an amount set by the clerk and recorder sufficient to cover all costs of the recount incurred by each county in which a recount is sought, including loss of time of regular employees caused by absence from their regular duties. A bond is not required when the margin of difference is less than 1/4 of 1%.
For more information on recounts, see 13-16-201 MCA and 13-16-211 MCA.
*Please Note: The official canvassed elections results will be used to determine whether a recount may be requested under 13-16-201 MCA and/or 13-16-211 MCA.
Write-in results are not reported on this site, and write-in vote totals are not included in the Percentage Calculations below.