The Wisconsin Elections Commission officially kicked off recount efforts in Dane County Thursday morning.
After former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein paid the $3.5 million necessary to proceed with the recount, she sued WEC to compel districts to hand count ballots.
While Dane County Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn struck down this motion, local officials agreed to count the ballots by hand.
Madison’s City Hall reserved two rooms for the election recount, with ballots from the city of Madison taking up the majority of space in room 354.
Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell said a group of 40 workers is overseeing the election recount.
McDonell said he expects the recount effort to continue until Dec. 12.
At the moment, McDonell said they haven’t had any issues with ballots and anticipate this to continue.