Va. Beach updates voters after "rumors" circulate online about votes not appearing on elections site

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 12:24:49-05

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach city officials are updating voters after "rumors" circulated online about votes not appearing on the Department of Elections website.

Officials said registered voters who voted in the presidential election on Tuesday will see their vote credited for the election on the Virginia Department of Election’s website after the data is processed.

They said these have to be loaded from the 380+ pollbooks from the 100 polling locations in Virginia Beach and uploaded to the state’s database. "This is a manual process and will take several days to complete," the release said.

“We have seen rumors circulating online questioning why vote credits for those residents who voted on Election Day are not yet appearing on the Department of Elections website,” said Virginia Beach Director of Elections Donna Patterson. “The reason is simple: it is premature for those voter credits to be posted because we are still certifying the election results. This is the same process for every election. We expect the results to post by Nov. 16.”

The deadline for localities to complete their election certifications and submit to the state is Tuesday, Nov. 10.

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