- By Michelle Bobadilla
- Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020
NOTICE OF FORSYTH CO. BOARD OF ELECTIONS STATEWIDE RECOUNT OF NC SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE CONTEST
The Forsyth County Board of Elections will hold a recount of ballots for the Supreme Court Chief Justice contest beginning Friday, November 20 and resuming Monday, November 23 through Tuesday, November 24 (if necessary) from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. The recount will be conducted in the 4th floor multi-purpose room of the Forsyth County Government Center at 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, NC.
The Board of Elections will conduct the recount of ballots by running them through tabulators. On Monday night, the State Board of Elections issued guidance to the county boards of elections on the recount process. See Numbered Memo 2020-31 for details on recount procedures.
Candidates, the media, observers, and the general public wishing to attend the recount in person must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a limit of 12 spaces per day due to space limitations and social distancing requirements. However, use of video or still cameras by the public while the recount is in progress is not permitted because of the statutory prohibition on photographing or videotaping individual ballots. The recount will also be made available virtually. Please click on this link. if you prefer to view the recount process online.
Media representatives will be permitted to take videos and still photographs before or after the recount if they do not record images of ballots.
Please contact the Board of Elections office at (336) 703-2800 for more information.