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Public Notice of Recount

Attention Voters:

I’m sure you’ve heard about the close statewide races in Florida.

 Current results show these margins:

  • US Senator = 0.18%
  • Governor of Florida = 0.44%
  • Commissioner of Agriculture = 0.04%


A recount is required for any race with a margin less than one-half percent. A statewide recount has not yet been ordered by the Secretary of State. A recount can only be ordered after all 1st Unofficial returns are filed. This deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, November 10 at NOON. The closeness of these races indicate that we will be recounting at least one race and I believe a recount should be considered imminent for all Florida counties. Once the recount is ordered, we begin immediately following on Sunday at 9:00 A.M. and continue daily until finished. I could not be more thankful for the Federal grant funds which helped us purchase a new voting system!

Right now, my staff and I are preparing for the largest statewide recount in Florida’s history. Here in Flagler, we will be recounting 53,000+ ballots on Sunday at 9:00 A.M. and will continue daily until finished. The public, candidates, and committee representatives are welcomed to attend.

Our Vote-By-Mail, Early Voting and Election Day returns were fully reported on Election Night. Last night, the Canvassing Board completed the provisional ballots and write-in votes. All ballots have been reconciled and accounted for and all of our county results have been reported to the Division of Elections ahead of statutory deadlines. This is our procedure for every election cycle. This has been a very busy election year and I am so proud of our county turnout! We are still running the election marathon and it’s nowhere near over. Your thoughts and prayers for my exhausted yet still dedicated staff would be most appreciated. Thanks to everyone who has sent a message or stopped by with words of encouragement. Even with our countywide recount, I expect official results to be available after the 10-day extension for our active duty military and civilians overseas on November 16, 2018. Notice to follow…



Kaiti Lenhart
Supervisor of Elections
Flagler County, Florida

NOTICE is hereby given that if the Secretary of State orders a machine recount in the U.S. Senate, Governor of Florida, Commissioner of Agriculture and/or any other race before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018, the Flagler County Canvassing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018, and will continue daily until complete.

The recount, if ordered, will occur at the Supervisor of Elections Office: 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101 in Bunnell, FL 32110.  The recount will be open to the public. Candidates, representatives, committees of the current election as well as the public are encouraged to attend and observe.

Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal decisions made at this recount they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose they need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations to participate should call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 386-313-4170, as soon as possible prior to the meeting. 

This notice is provided pursuant to F.S. 102.141 and F.S. 286.0105, has been posted pursuant to F.A.C. Rule 1S-2.031.

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