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Lane County Ballot Recount Begins

BALLOTS 2EUGENE, Ore. — Thursday we should know the results of two recounts as officials in Lane County work to finalize two commissioner races.

The elections office finished the east Lane County commissioner races Tuesday. It will work on the west Lane County race Wednesday and should finish up the count by Thursday.

Five teams of four are doing the count by hand.

According to Oregon Revised Statutes, an automatic recount is required if the number of votes cast for a candidate differs from a majority of votes cast for the office by one-fifth of 1 percent or less.

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