Tarrant County Elections said results will not be delayed on election night

first_imgprintCOVID-19 is changing Election Day this year with new precautions and protocols at the polls, but it will not delay the election results.“You are going to have your results on election night,” said Heider Garcia, the Tarrant County Elections administrator. “By law we have to. There is no provision that says election offices can claim COVID-19 or too many voters to delay results.”The only ballots that will be counted late are absentee ballots and provisional overseas ballots, but Garcia said these are often very small amounts.Voters are concerned election results may be delayed due to an expected increase in absentee voting.“Part of our job is to be myth-busters,” Garcia said. “And a myth out there is that absentee gets added later and that’s actually not true. We don’t leave this office until we’ve posted every absentee ballot we’ve received up to and including Election Day.”Garcia said the best way for Tarrant County residents to follow the results of the election in real time is to go to the county’s website.“There is so much talk about misinformation and election interference – your best source for anything related to election is always your local elections office,” Garcia said.To allow residents to follow their own absentee ballot, Tarrant County created a tracking service last month. WHERE IS YOUR BALLOT? Check the status of your absentee ballot by visiting our upgraded Voter Lookup site at https://t.co/Kaiu7fAbPe. See the video below (subtitled version in English, Spanish and Vietnamese available at the youtube link):https://t.co/F7xP7b77Ha pic.twitter.com/8aUr97nHoj— Tarrant County Elections (@tarrantelection) September 28, 2020To follow the election results visit the Tarrant County Elections website, follow their Twitter @tarrantelection or contact the office at 817-831-8683.  Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Election Day results will not be delayed due to COVID-19, according to the Tarrant County elections office (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Twitter Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Cole DeLucahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-deluca/ TCU extends bus route and hours for Election Day TCU will not open as a polling location this year Previous articleWhat we’re reading: President Trump and First Lady test positive for COVID-19, voting rights groups file suit over Abbott’s executive orderNext articleGov. Abbott announces new limits to ballot drop-off sites Cole DeLuca RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Tarrant County Elections administrator details Election Day during COVID-19 Cole DeLucahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-deluca/ ReddIt Cole DeLuca + posts Cole DeLucahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-deluca/ What we’re reading: Hurricane Delta could be updated to Category 4, Texas governor hints at bars reopening Cole DeLucahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-deluca/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more