- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - Elections officials have recertified the results of Baltimore’s primary election after the state review, starting the clock for any recount requests or court challenges.

Media outlets report that the elections board recertified the results Wednesday. Candidates have three days to request a recount or seven days to file papers challenging the outcome in court.

Earlier this month, Maryland’s State Board of Elections ordered the city to rescind its certification amid voting irregularity concerns. The review found 1,650 ballots were inappropriately handled in April’s primary, including 1,188 provisional ballots scanned without verification that voters were eligible.

Officials analyzed 555 uncounted provisional ballots Wednesday and Election Director Armstead B.C. Jones Sr. says 386 were rejected. The remaining ballots weren’t enough to change the outcome of any race.

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