Posted: Nov 9, 2012 7:10 PM by MTN News
BILLINGS - Three days after the election, the Yellowstone County Elections Office has finished counting ballots.
Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford uploaded the final count to the Secretary of State's website around 2:30.
The counting process slowed down because the folded absentee ballots got stuck in the machines.
A technician worked on the machines early Thursday morning and in the afternoon.
The elections office completed the candidate portion of the ballots a little after 8:00 on Thursday night.
The crew still needed to count second page of the ballots, that contained three initiatives.
Rutherford says the delay will not affect the canvassing of the vote, scheduled for Tuesday, November 20.