The state's 2012 primary election is in the books, but until the job of checking and re-checking ballots is finished the results remain unofficial.
Today Lycoming Counter Voter Services personnel will take up the task of the official count as required by the state Constitution.
Sandy Adams, county voter services director, said it should require no more than a few days to perform most of the process.
"We will be in good shape by Tuesday," she said.
As part of the official count, ballots from county residents in the military who live elsewhere must be considered.
It's difficult to know precisely when all those will arrive in the county.
"It won't be official until we tally the military absentee votes," she said. "We have 20 in, but we have 54 we're still awaiting."
Otherwise, county officials will be checking to see if figures on ballots match those tabulated on election night.
The process does not require checking each and every ballot, but rather just 2 percent of all those cast by voters.
"We are looking at hand-counting about 400 votes," she said.
The work also includes checking write-in votes.
A number of write-ins were tallied for candidates seeking nominations for both the state 83rd and 84th House races.
However, it does not appear any candidates in either race received enough write-in votes.
A candidate needs at least 300 write-ins to secure a nomination.
Just 238 Democrat write-ins were cast in the Democratic primary for the 84th House seat.
Incumbent Garth Everett ran unopposed on the Republican side to grab his party's nomination.