FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
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Carnahan certifies November 6 general election results
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today certified the results of the November 6, 2012 general election at her capitol office in Jefferson City, Mo.
To view official election results, visit www.GoVoteMissouri.com and click on "Election Night Results."
Approximately 65.7 percent, or 2.7 million, of Missouri’s 4.2 million registered voters cast a ballot in the November 6 election compared to a 57.5 percent average turnout nationally, as reported by the Center for the Study of the American Electorate. Osage County again reported the highest turnout in the state with an estimated 72.4 percent; in 2008, the county also ranked first with 76.8 percent.
“I want to commend our local election officials and the nearly 20,000 poll workers around the state for their efforts and dedication on Election Day,” Carnahan said. “These Missourians have played a critical role in implementing significant changes during my time in office and ensuring the elections process works for our voters on Election Day.”
According to state law, the election results must be certified by the Office of the Secretary of State no later than the second Tuesday in December. A candidate who lost a race by less than one percent may request a recount within seven days of certification.
Missouri’s 10 republican presidential electors will meet at the State Capitol on December 17, 2012, to cast their ballots for president and vice president. The Electoral College vote will be officially counted on January 6, 2013, by a joint session of Congress.
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To find out more about Missouri's secretary of state's office, visit www.sos.mo.gov.
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