The tallying of votes in Vermont's too-close-to-call Democratic primary for governor is beginning, but it could take days to complete.
Boxes containing vote tally sheets sent by city and town clerks began arriving at the secretary of state's office Thursday morning.
The vote totals from them will be put into a database to determine the official results, which will be certified next week.
In unofficial returns from Tuesday's five-way race, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin held a slim lead over Sen. Doug Racine, with Secretary of State Deb Markowitz narrowly trailing both.
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