HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's automatic recount law was not triggered by the results of the Nov. 2 General Election, Secretary of the Commonwealth Basil L. Merenda said today.
"All of Pennsylvania's counties did an outstanding job providing us with timely and accurate unofficial returns," Merenda said. "Based upon the information we have received for statewide races, an automatic recount is not required."
Act 97 of 2004 provides that any statewide race or ballot question where the margin of victory was less than one-half-of-one-percent of the total number of votes cast for that office or ballot question would automatically trigger a recount in all 67 counties.
Unofficial elections returns are available at: www.dos.state.pa.us by clicking on "View Election Results."
For more information on elections and voter registration, call the Department of State's toll-free hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772), or visit www.VotesPA.com.
Media contacts: Leslie Amoros or Kevin Murphy, 717-783-1621
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State