Recounts for three closely contested state Senate races will be conducted later this week and next week.

Candidates can still submit requests to the Maine Secretary of State’s Office until 5 p.m. Wednesday, but as of Monday afternoon, the state had heard from three candidates who wanted a recount.

They are:

Democrat Jonathan Fulford, who lost the Senate District 11 race in Waldo County to Mike Thibodeau by slightly more than 100 votes. Thibodeau was elected late last week by Republicans as the new Senate president.

 Republican Patricia Gagne, who was defeated by Democrat Nathan Libby in District 21, which covers Lewiston, by about 60 votes.

 Republican Cathy Manchester, who lost by just seven votes in District 25 in Cumberland County to Democrat Cathy Breen. That seat had been held by Dick Woodbury, an independent who decided not to seek re-election.

The outcome of the recounts could affect the party makeup of the Senate, where Republicans hold a 19-16 edge.

The Senate District 11 recount has been scheduled for Friday, the Senate 21 race for Monday, and the Senate 25 contest for next Tuesday.

Each recount will begin at 9 a.m. in the Florian Room of the Department of Public Safety building in Augusta.

Representatives of each candidate and staff members from the Secretary of State will manually review each ballot to determine the official vote tally. The proceedings are considered public.

Per state law, Maine State Police will collect all applicable ballots and keep them secured in tamper-proof metal containers until the recounts.