State Recount Laws Searchable Database
Welcome to the State Recount Laws Searchable Database. Select a state from the listing to review a summary of that state's recount laws. You may also search for any combination of data from 11 search fields (e.g., “Voting System Used”) and related search terms (e.g., “Paper Ballot”). You may choose to search within only one search field, or you may select terms in more than one search field. When searching multiple fields simultaneously, your results are limited to those states that have been assigned all of the search fields you selected. For example, searching the terms "candidate-initiated" and "close-vote margin required" will retrieve 14 states where candidates can request recounts but only in close elections. For more information on the recount database, see the details here. You can view the Recount Database Glossary here.