CRANSTON - The RI Board of Elections (BOE) issued a statement Tuesday that the state's Primary Election results were expected to be released "over the next several days."
While polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the state BOE said votes from the emergency voting period that began on Aug. 19, along with some mail-in ballots, would be submitted by local boards of canvassers on Sept. 9.
"These are ballots cast at the Boards of Canvassers in City/Town Halls since the Emergency Voting period began on Aug. 19," the BOE's statement reads on emergency voting. "These results will be transmitted by local Boards of Canvassers to the Board of Elections on the morning of Sept. 9 due to how our tabulation systems had to be securely configured to produce these results separately."
"While the Board expects to count most mail ballots by Sept. 8, ballots placed in authorized drop boxes at City/Town Halls or in polling places must still be tabulated," the press release continues. "These ballots are sealed in envelopes and held in secure and sealed containers by the local Board of Canvassers and will be delivered to the Board of Elections by noon on Sept. 9. Once these ballots have been processed, mail ballot results will be posted to our website. We expect this to occur by Sept. 10, depending on the volume of ballots received in drop boxes."
Results will be available at elections.ri.gov.