When Will We Know Election Results?

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Elections|Election results successful the Virginia governor’s contention could instrumentality hours oregon adjacent days.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/02/us/elections/election-results-when.html

Nick Corasaniti

Nov. 2, 2021, 6:26 p.m. ET

Nov. 2, 2021, 6:26 p.m. ET

In Virginia, each  message  ballots postmarked by Election Day indispensable   beryllium  counted if they are received by the pursuing  Friday astatine  noon.
Credit...Kenny Holston for The New York Times

Expect it to beryllium a precocious nighttime successful Virginia. And perchance a agelong week.

In 2020, President Biden won the authorities by 10 percent points, and the contention wasn’t called until good aft midnight. No 1 expects the borderline of triumph for either Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate, oregon Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate, to scope treble digits, meaning a ample percent of the ballot full volition apt request to beryllium counted earlier it is wide who won.

If the borderline iis less than 10,000 votes, Virginians whitethorn person to hold a fewer days. The authorities requires that each message ballots postmarked by Election Day beryllium counted if they are received by the pursuing Friday astatine noon. In 2020, the number included 10,901 ballots that fell successful that post-Election Day window.

And arsenic voters navigate the comparatively caller aboriginal voting process, some campaigns expect an uptick successful provisional ballots, which besides tin instrumentality days to beryllium counted.

The authorities has made immoderate improvements since the 2020 election.

Counties are present required to hole their aboriginal absentee ballots for processing, meaning the ballots tin beryllium opened, checked for eligibility and scanned up to a week earlier Election Day. That is apt to assistance alleviate the benignant of bottlenecks successful tabulating absentee votes that delayed the 2020 ballot count.

So portion it whitethorn instrumentality clip for results to beryllium counted, Virginia is not expected to repetition what happened successful Pennsylvania successful 2020, erstwhile predetermination officials were restricted by instrumentality from getting a caput commencement connected processing aboriginal votes, starring to a hold successful counting.

In New York City, voters volition apt not person to hold agelong astatine all. Eric Adams, the Democratic candidate, is the overwhelming favourite successful the contention to win Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the predetermination is expected to beryllium called aboriginal successful the night.

But for City Council seats and different person races, the results could instrumentality immoderate time. The New York City Board of Elections has not had a caller past of timely results oregon orderly counting. It took weeks for the bureau to merchandise certified predetermination results successful astir each the races aft the superior successful June.

New Jersey expanded aboriginal voting this twelvemonth and tin expect an predetermination nighttime arsenic swift arsenic the 1 successful New York. Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat, has been maintaining a double-digit pb successful his re-election bid for astir of the year. Though that pb has waned slightly, determination has not been immoderate large swings to bespeak a displacement successful support.

The authorities has besides seen dependable aboriginal voting, with astir 500,000 radical voting by message arsenic of Thursday. All those votes tin beryllium prepared and acceptable for tabulation connected Election Day.

In Atlanta, the contention to regenerate Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — who decided not to question re-election — is astir surely headed to a runoff election. It whitethorn instrumentality precocious into the nighttime to larn which candidates marque it to the runoff.

The contention that volition springiness Boston its archetypal pistillate politician appears headed to an aboriginal night. Michelle Wu has maintained a ample pb implicit her opponent, Annissa Essaibi George, with caller polling from Suffolk University showing Ms. Wu with a 32-point advantage.

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