Montgomery County election officials begin counting mail-in ballots; Why results could take days to weeks

July 21, 2022

FOX5 News

It’s been two days since the Democratic primary for Montgomery County Executive and we still don’t know the winner as the slow work of counting the state’s mail-in ballots got underway on Thursday.

Challenger David Blair leads by a razor-thin margin over incumbent Marc Elrich, but officials warn it could likely take a week or more before we know the winner.

Montgomery County’s Board of Elections is checking the ballots at Montgomery College. The group wrapped up their work for the first day of canvassing mail-in ballots at 6 p.m. on Thursday.