A recount of ballots for the Senate race is taking place at Erie, Crawford and Warren County election offices.

The Erie County Election Office is tentatively planning on starting a recount of ballots on June 1, 2022.

The office has to recount the ballots for Oz and McCormick because they have vote totals within the one-half of one percent margin, triggering a mandatory recount under state law.

The ballots that were scanned at the precincts will be brought to the election office and will be rescanned. A different scanner will also be used on the mail-in ballots once this has taken place.

“Once we have a tight race like that, it becomes an automatic recount. The Department of State does have to issue a directive to each county,” said Tonia Fernandez, Erie County Election Supervisor. “The recount will start on June 1 and we have to be finished by noon on June 7.”

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Erie County has 55,368 Republican ballots that will be recounted.

Warren County has just over 8,000 and they will begin counting May 27. Crawford County will recount all their ballots.