Public viewing of Primary Election results will be moved from the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds to ensure better social distancing.
Public viewing will take place in Halls A and B of the Exhibit Building. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd. The halls can be accessed through the building’s southeast door. Parking lot signage will be in place to help direct the public to the correct entrance. Display screens will be placed at each end of the halls. Several round tables and a sufficient number of chairs that will be properly spaced per social separation guidelines.
Due to the large volume of absentee ballots, there is the very real possibility that counting votes could take several days. Workers will count absentee ballots from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Election Day. They will switch gears after that as election inspectors start delivering the tally cards from the polling locations.
“If we still have absentee ballots left to count, we’ll complete those Wednesday,” County Clerk Kathy Williams says. “We will reopen Halls A and B Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. if necessary. If mail-in ballot processing carries over to Thursday, the public watch area will reopen again at 8:30 a.m.”
Hamilton County has until June 12th at noon to certify election results.