West Virginia’s 55 counties certify 2016 general election results

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) – Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant announced Thursday that all counties have certified their results for the 2016 general election.

Following the election, county clerks have 30 days to report certified election returns to the Secretary of State’s Office. Canvass takes place five days after the election. At the end of canvass, the recount request period begins. After any requested recounts are completed, the county may certify the results.

“All counties have officially certified their 2016 general election results and we are proud to complete another fair and secure election,” said Secretary Tennant. “Once again, I thank our local election officials for their hard work during the general election, canvass and recount periods.”

The result certificates will be presented to the Legislature on the first day of session, January 11, 2017.

On December 19, the Secretary of State’s Office will host a ceremony for West Virginia’s five electors to officially cast their vote for President and Vice President.