Cumberland County to share mail-in ballots count progress on website

Cumberland County officials will update the county’s progress on counting mail-in ballots daily, with the first update expected Wednesday evening.

“Things are going very well,” county spokeswoman Samantha Krepps said Wednesday afternoon. “We have about 15 to 20 sworn-in county employees counting the ballots.”

As of Election Day at 8 p.m., voters returned 53,172 mail-in ballots, Krepps said. She said there will be more ballots expected to be returned in the mail, postmarked no later than Nov. 3, throughout the rest of the week, including military ballots.

“Our mission is to make sure all ballots are counted accurately,” she said. “We’re not trying to count them as quickly as possible. We want them to be accurate. The team here is doing a fantastic job.”

The jump-off, as to when workers will stop counting, is undetermined but an update is expected tonight from the initial count that began earlier today, Krepps

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