How come voting results are only updated once or twice during the evening?

posted May 30, 2012, 1:18 PM by County Website   [ updated May 30, 2012, 2:10 PM by Dan McCorkle ]
Results are posted to our website as they are released from the Elections Office.  With the current system in place, ballots are run through a machine which tally's the votes.  The only way to view the current results from the system is to stop the ballot counting process and print out the results.  Typically the Elections Office will print results shortly after the polls close while they are waiting for ballots to arrive.  The initial results typically include Mail-in Ballots.  Additional updates are provided when there is a break, waiting for outlying ballots to arrive.