HAGERSTOWN -- The results of the City of Hagerstown's primary election will be certified today after election workers finish counting about 100 absentee ballots, said Dorothy Kaetzel, director of the Washington County Board of Elections.
Kaetzel said election workers will split into two teams at about 10 a.m. and count the ballots by hand. The results should be certified this afternoon, she said.
Fifty-three of the 61 Democratic absentee ballots that were issued have been returned, as have 48 of the 55 Republican absentee ballots, city election official Eve McGrory said Tuesday.
Kaetzel said the count won't change the result in the Republican mayoral race because incumbent Robert E. Bruchey II defeated his nearest GOP challenger, Ann Holtzman, by a 121-vote margin.