Secretary of State Jim Condos says he wants to require city and town clerks to report election results to his office on election night.
At the same time, Condos says he wants to streamline other steps in the reporting process to make it easier for clerks.
Condos says Tuesday’s primary election marked the second part of a three-part test this year: He asked clerks to report same-day results to his office in the March presidential primary, this week’s state primary, and on the night of the general election coming up in November.
He says 76% of clerks turned in results Tuesday night. It turned out there were two statewide races too close to call from those results.
Condos says he wants the Legislature to make election night reporting mandatory by 2014.