Montgomery County completes count of ballots received by Election Day

As of November 5th at 8:20 a.m., Montgomery County reports that it has counted 100% of the ballots it received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. From the county:

After counting ballots for 24 hours a day, Montgomery County has counted the ballots received by 8:00 pm on Election Day that are able to be counted up to this point.

There are a number of ballots still under review as part of the official canvass process. Ballots that are eligible to be counted will be added to these totals.

Military and overseas ballots are still able to be received and are not reflected in these totals.

It is interesting that the county recognized that it had completed the count of ballots received by Election Day at 8:00 p.m. That was the deadline to accept ballots as set by the Pennsylvania legislature. There was a lawsuit over the deadline and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that ballots could be received through November 6th at 5:00 p.m. The issue went before the Supreme Court of the United States which by a four-to-four vote upheld the state court decision.

The last time the county updated its mail-in count was November 5th at 12:30 a.m. That shows that 243,408 were received and 98.64% have been counted (or 240,086). Overall, 508,442 in-person and mail-in ballots have been cast and thus far 505,120 have been counted.

Yesterday (the day after election day) the county received an additional 4,072 mail-in ballots. Ballots can be received through November 6th at 5:00 p.m.

Once there are final results, we will breakdown how Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Plymouth Township, and Whitemarsh Township voted.