The 712 absentee ballots counted Thursday didn't change the outcomes of Tuesday's primary election in Washington County.
The closest local race was for three seats on the Washington County Board of Education. Six candidates in a field of 11 will advance to the Nov. 2 general election.
At the end of Tuesday night, three candidates in the middle of the pack were separated by 79 votes. Wayne M. Kretzer was fifth with 3,796 votes, Russell F. Williams II was sixth with 3,752 votes and James W. Staley was seventh with 3,717 votes.
Kretzer picked up 130 absentee votes Thursday, Williams added 135 and Staley added 114 -- leaving Staley 56 votes behind Williams for the sixth and final spot.