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Board of Elections to Expedite Senate Special Election




    The State Board of Elections is going to expedite the results of the special election that will determine who will serve the final weeks of Pres. Barack Obama's senate term.

    "The canvas by locals will be completed by November 19th -- then goes to State Board of Election and they have up to five days to review," said Secretary of State's Office spokesman Dave Drucker, who has consulted with attorneys in his office.

    The State Board of Elections will be meeting on November 23rd and is expected to certify the special election that day.  The new senator may be sworn in anytime after that certification.  Congress is back in session on November 29th.

    The certification for the full six year term will not happen until December 2nd.