Utah : Recount bill passes House

February 6, 2013


A bill attempting to make the requirements for a candidate to seek a recount consistent throughout the state passed the House Tuesday and now goes to the Senate. Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley, the sponsor of HB85, said the current law allowing recounts only if a candidate loses by no more than one vote per precinct is “bad policy.” He said that the number of precincts in legislative districts, for example, varies from 16 to 56. 

Hall’s bill would change the formula to allow recounts ot be requested by a candidate who loses by a number equal to or less than .25 percent of the total votes cast for all candidates in the race.