Recounts of ballots for the Progressive Party’s gubernatorial primary will occur in courts across the state starting at 9 a.m. Thursday.
State officials had determined candidate Martha Abbott defeated write-in challenger Annette Smith 371-370 on Thursday after a canvassing committee corrected official results from Tuesday.
Elections officials will recount ballots in the Progressive Party by hand, unless otherwise notified, in county superior courts.
Judge Robert Bent issued the order Friday, which requires two election officials to transport all ballots cast in the primary election from their city or town to each of their respective county clerks.
The secretary of state’s office anticipates issuing a press release with the results, which could be declared Thursday or Friday.