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August 11, 1996


Douglas County commissioners canvassed Tuesday's primary election Friday to determine which of the provisional ballots would be counted, said Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes.

A new "fail-safe" voting law allows people who aren't registered to register at the polls on election day. They are given the provisional ballot, which is sealed in an envelope. The county commission then decides which of those ballots to count.

Jaimes said late Friday afternoon that her office won't have the final totals for the election available until Monday.

She said the provisional ballots would probably not change any of the major races. However, there may be some precinct position races decided by the provisional ballots.

"We won't know until we run the ballots through the scanners," she said. She said she had not counted the number of provisional ballots cast.

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