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9,000 Pinellas Ballots Still Uncounted

Supervisor of Elections spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says it's not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races.

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections' canvassing board is spending Wednesday morning processing about 9,000 mail ballots.

Spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says the mail ballots were dropped off at polling locations all over the county Tuesday. Voters had until 7 p.m. to drop off the ballots.

Whitlock says it is not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races like the Palm Harbor Fire Commission Seat 3, in which challenger Debbie Buschman beat incumbent Bob Shatanoff by 247 votes.

"We'll just have to wait and see. It will be several hours," Whitlock told Patch on Tuesday morning.

Whitlock says the election supervisor's office will update its website with updated vote totals after all of the mail ballots have been processed.

Patch will also pass this information along.

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