Johnson County recount of abortion vote underway — Here’s what’s happening

Election workers at the Johnson County Election Office Tuesday sort paper ballots in order to prepare them to be recounted. Photo by Lucie Krisman.

Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. 

Workers at the Johnson County Election Office on Wednesday morning began recounting by hand more than 256,000 ballots cast in the Aug. 2 primary on a constitutional abortion amendment that was soundly defeated.