HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — All main ballots that were received on Election Day have been tabulated, according to Harris County Elections.
This comes a day after all of the in-person results from Election Day were counted.
Thursday morning there were still roughly 800 mail ballots from Harris County that needed to be added to the unofficial election results, but those were all tabulated shortly after 3 p.m. and the results were sent to the Secretary of States Office.
Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum said the board, which is made up of workers nominated by the Republican and Democratic parties, worked around the clock to process those mail ballots.
In addition to the mail ballots, the board also had to deal with "emergency slot ballots." Those are printed ballots from polling locations that are unable to be read by the scanners for any number of reasons.
All 857 of those emergency slot ballots were slowly duplicated and re-scanned by a two-person, bipartisan team until 4 p.m. Wednesday. They then turned their attention back to mail ballots that came in on Election Day and completed the count on those at 3:12 p.m.
Mail ballots from overseas and military voters have until Monday afternoon to arrive. The latest numbers show Harris County is still waiting on about 1,400 of those.
Harris County has submitted an unofficial report to the Secretary of State.
The provisional ballots that were cast in Harris County between 7 and 8 p.m. are continuing to be set aside until further instruction.