Supervisors canvass election numbers

Friday, November 18, 2022

LE MARS — The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors canvassed the results of the Nov. 8 general election at their meeting Tuesday.

Plymouth County Auditor and Comissioner of Elections Stacy Feldman reported a total of 9,884 ballots were cast in this year’s election, representing 54.11 percent of the county’s 18,266 registered voters.

There were 2,592 absentee ballots cast while 7,292 voters cast ballots in person at the precincts on Election Day.

Absentee voters accounted for 26.2 percent of the ballots, while those at the polls accounted for 73.8 percent.

Feldman reported the total cost for the election at $32,534.45, about $1,500 less than the cost of the 2020 presidential election.

Supervisors Chair Don Kass said that figured to $3.29 per vote cast.

“There might be a statewide recount on the auditor race,” Feldman said. “That is yet to be determined.”

She said she has never had a state or congressional recount.

Supervisor John Meis asked how and for how long ballots are kept.

Feldman explained the ballots are currently sealed, and are never opened unless there is a recount.

“We are required to keep them for 22 months following a primary and general election,” she said.

On a roll call vote, the supervisors unanimously approved a motion to approve the canvass of the 2022 general election.

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