Ninety-nine percent (99%) of people say election votes should be tallied within three days of the election; most of those (89%) say votes should be counted in full by midnight on Election Day.
That's according to our most recent unscientific poll of 1,564 people at SharylAttkisson.com.
Almost nobody said counting should take longer or "however long it takes."
Recent elections have been marred by local systems that include either inefficiencies and problems, ; or designs that accept late-arriving ballots by mail, delaying vote counts for days or even weeks.
Full results are below. Be sure to answer the newest poll at SharylAttkisson.com. Look for the black box on the right sidebar on your computer or scroll way down on your mobile device.
Poll question: How quickly should election votes be tallied?
89% By midnight Election Day
10% Within 3 days after Election
< 1% Within 1 wk
< 1 Within 1 month
0% Within 1 year
1% However long it takes