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District 2 recount to begin Dec. 6; completion not likely until January

The process is expected to take up to four weeks.

AUGUSTA (NEWS CENTER Maine) — A recount of Maine's 2nd Congressional District election results is expected to begin Thursday, Dec. 6, the Secretary of State's Office announced Monday.

It will begin at 9 a.m., the office said, and be conducted thereafter during regular business hours.

It's expected to take up to four weeks until either its completion or a candidate's concession.

The office will break for Christmas the week of Dec. 24 and resume Jan. 3, 2019.

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According to the office, the process will take place at the tabulation site: Room 110 of the Elkins Building in Augusta. An overflow room has been set up in Room 204 of the same building.

Candidate representatives and State Department staff will manually review each ballot.

The office said Monday that about one-third of ballots are already in hand.

An official Nov. 26 tabulation showed Rep.-elect Jared Golden, a Democrat, as the 2nd District winner with 142,440 votes to Republican incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin's 138,931.

Read below for the "Rules for Establishing Procedures for Requesting and Conducting Recounts of Elections Determined by Ranked-Choice Voting" via Maine's Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions

Maine Rules for Recounts of...