LINCOLN – Just about a month removed from the Nebraska Primary and state officials will meet to certify results of the statewide election.
According to a release from the office of secretary of state Robert B. Evnen, members of the Nebraska State Board of Canvassers will convene in Hearing Room 1524 at the State Capitol on Monday, June 8. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
The canvassing board will consist of all state constitutional officers, except the Lt. Governor. Governor Ricketts will serve as chairman.
Once county canvassing boards have met and certified their results, local election officials will submit the certified results from local, state and federal races to the Secretary of State’s office. Results will be compiled and presented to the State Board of Canvassers for final approval. Only results for offices filed through the Secretary of State are included in that report.
The Wayne County Canvassing Board met two days after the May 12 Nebraska Primary to go over their results.
At this point, no recounts are anticipated in any statewide races. However, if any final certified results of a race fall within the parameters of an automatic recount, the board will order that a recount be carried out starting at 12:30 p.m. on June 15.
Deputy Secretary of State for Elections, Wayne Bena, will provide a briefing to the board about the primary election and conduct the review of the state canvassing report. A copy of the June 8 agenda can be found online at https:// sos.nebraska.gov/elections/2020-elections and by request through the Secretary of State’s office.