Canvasses for Nov. 8 election complete in all 72 Wisconsin counties

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Elections Commission took a key step Monday in the state’s electoral process.

The WEC said it received verified canvass statements from all 72 counties for the Nov. 8 election. Statewide candidates now have until Friday at 5 p.m. to request a recount. The WEC said the race for Secretary of State is within the range for a recount, but not a free recount. In order to qualify for a free recount, the margin has to be 0.25% or less.

The deadline to request a recount for State Senate and State Assembly races has already passed, and the WEC said it did not receive any recount petitions for those races.

Should a recount petition be submitted and accepted, the recount would begin no earlier than 9 a.m. on the day after all candidates are notified, and no later than 9 a.m. on Nov. 26.

WEC chairperson Don Millis now has until Dec. 1 to certify the election results.