Benton County: Mandatory Machine Recount Begins Monday

Benton County election officials have a little more work to do before they can wrap up the 2022 Primary Election. After the Canvassing Board completed their work on Tuesday, August 16, one office remains in machine recount territory. Candidates William “Bill” Jenkin and Barry Bush are 33 votes apart for the second spot on the ballot.

Following initial certification of the results for the office of Benton County Commissioner District #2, a machine recount was required by law, and election officials anticipate one day to complete. The recount process will begin Monday, August 22 at 9:00 am at the Benton County Voting Center located at 2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Richland.

The Canvassing Board is tentatively scheduled to review these items and certify the recount results on Tuesday, August 23 immediately following the Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Observers are welcome to attend the recount and certification processes. For more information, contact the Election Department at (509) 736-3085.