UPDATE: Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins announced Wednesday that the administrative recount will continue with “a ballot hand count” on Thursday at 8 a.m.

“We will continue the process to ensure every legal ballot is counted,” Tompkins said in a news release.

It will take place at the Scott County Administrative Building and will be open to the public.

EARLIER UPDATE: Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins conducted an administrative recount Tuesday for the 2022 election.

“My job is to audit the numbers and ensure 100% accurate results. If there is any question, I believe a recount is necessary,” Tompkins said, adding that an internal audit identified a discrepancy of 2 percent (470 ballots) in absentee and special voters precinct ballot.

On Thursday, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate tweeted that Scott County had discovered an error in the tabulation of absentee ballot numbers and issued an administrative recount for those absentee ballots.

The absentee and special voters precinct ballots started being recounted at the Scott County Administrative Building around 11 a.m.