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The Mecosta County Clerk is making plans on how she and her office will tackle nearly 17,000 ballots during Michigan’s first ever presidential election recount.

 

Marcee Purcell says she plans on hiring 12 people with election experience to hand count each ballot from 22 election precincts in the county.

 

Purcell says this will certainly be a new challenge for her.

 

“This is my first ever recount, so I don’t know what to quite expect, it will be a learning experience.”

 

Purcell said she’s hoping the recount will take two days to complete.

 

The Mecosta County Board of Commission approved up to $5,000 for recount expenses.  

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