Canvassing Board Certifies Brevard Election Results
By Space Coast Daily // November 22, 2012
Busy Year Ends For Local Staff
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Canvassing Board met on Friday, Nov. 16, to certify the official results from the Nov. 6 General Election.
The official results include all ballots cast early, by absentee, provisional, and on Election Day.
Of the 380,469 eligible Brevard County voters, 287,546 or 75.6 percent participated in the General Election.
By comparison, the 2008 Presidential Election drew 82.45 percent turnout.
There were a total of 287,546 ballots cast by Brevard residents.
Some 90,493 absentee ballots were cast.
Of all the ballots cast by voters, 51,342 were early voters.
A total of 144,149 ballots were cast on Election Day.
Provisional ballots cast on Election Day were 444.
Pursuant to Florida Law, the Brevard County Canvassing Board conducted a manual audit of election results at 9 a.m. Monday.
The manual audit, which requires the random selection of a race and a precinct, was successful and the Canvassing Board reported the election’s accuracy as “excellent” to the Florida Division of Elections.
The Canvassing Board, comprised of Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott, County Judge Kelly McKibben, and County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, also conducted two recounts following the General Election – the Viera East Group 5 and the Titusville City Council.
“The certification of official results from the General Election ends an extraordinary and successful year for this office,” said Brevard Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott.
The year included January’s Presidential Preference Primary, Redistricting and Reapportionment, the Primary Election, and the November 6th Presidential Election.
Once every 20 years these events fall in the same calendar year.