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A. Request for Recount. Only candidates for office may ask for a recount and only for the office that he or she sought. Any qualified voter may request a recount for a referendum, initiative, recall, or constitutional amendment ballot question.

1. A recount shall include the recounting of all votes cast for the office sought by the candidate requesting the recount.

2. A request for recount shall be filed by a written petition with the Office.

3. An advance fee to cover costs of the recount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) will be charged to the candidate requesting the recount, and must accompany the written petition. Payment shall be by cashier’s check or money order only. No personal checks will be accepted.

4. The time limit for filing a request for a recount shall be within three consecutive business days following the announcement of election results.

5. The candidate or voter requesting the recount shall be present and may be accompanied by up to two witnesses. The witness(es) shall not have been a candidate in the race that is being recounted.

6. In the event the outcome of the election is changed as a result of the recount, the petitioning party shall be reimbursed the Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) required to request the recount.

7. The recount is conducted by the Board. The Board may be assisted by counters. The Board shall be the final authority of determining how a disputed ballot can be counted.

B. No Certification Until Completion of Recount. Recount candidates shall not be certified by the Board to the Principal Chief until the recount is completed. The Board shall certify all other races not affected by the results of a recount. ONCA 17-107, eff. Oct. 4, 2017.