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When is a recount necessary?

A recount is mandatory in a primary in two situations:

  • When the difference between any winning candidate and any other non-winning candidate is 1% or less of the total votes cast for all candidates for that office. 
  • When the difference between any candidate qualified for the runoff and any other candidate not qualified for the runoff is 1% or less of the total votes cast for all candidates for that office.