Canvassing is the official count, precinct by precinct, of the votes cast in an election. It is during this laborious process that write-ins are tabulated and provisional ballots are examined. It is also sometimes discovered that vote totals in individual precincts are slightly off.
Lehigh and Northampton County officials must conduct this canvass before they declare results are official.
It is my understanding that the canvass in Allentown will be finished today. I am unsure whether those results will appear on the county website or whether officials will wait until the entire county is finished.