More than 2 dozen Jackson County election workers positive for COVID-19

Posted at 9:04 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 15:13:13-05

UPDATE, Tuesday, Nov. 10 | Jackson County Election Board Republican director Tammy Brown said Tuesday that eight full time employees have now tested positive for COVID-19. Brown said the first positive test game on election night.

An additional 22 part-time employees have tested posted during the last 14-17 days.

EARLIER | Eight employees at the Jackson County Election Board were out Monday because of COVID-19, according to an official.

Republican director Tammy Brown said eight of the election board's 19 workers were in quarantine.

Officials have notified anyone who was in the board's main office on Election Day about the cases, as well as the Jackson County Health Department.

Brown said the board still expects to have election results certified by the Nov. 16 deadline.

The board’s attorneys are examining ballots that had issues, including missing signatures and lack of notarizations, where required.

There will be a recount in the race for Missouri’s 21st House District seat, according to Brown. Democrat Robert Sauls, the incumbent, currently leads Republican Vicki Riley by only 25 votes.

There are 13 precincts to be counted in that race.