October 8, 2021
Mircalla Wozniak, Communications Specialist, 303.413.7766
Boulder County equipment testing completed for November 2 Election
Ballots go out in the mail today!
Boulder County, Colo. – Ballots and equipment to be used in the county’s upcoming Coordinated Election passed a required Logic and Accuracy Test (LAT) held this week.
Representatives from the local Democratic and Republican parties took part in testing at the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder's Office and confirmed the equipment’s ability to properly read ballots and correctly tabulate votes.
The LAT also confirmed ballots are properly printed for the election and the equipment is accurately calibrated to process ballots. Each type of ballot and all ballot styles were tested. In all, 5,254 ballots were tested, including 5,204 mail ballots and 50 ballots generated from ballot marking devices.
Each piece of equipment used during the LAT has been cleared of test votes and reset to zero, ensuring the equipment is ready to count live ballots for the Coordinated Election.
Results and test records are available for review at www.BoulderCountyVotes.org under the Election Information section.
Voters can also start to expect mail ballots to arrive in homes beginning next week. All active registered voters will be automatically mailed a ballot to the address on their voter registration beginning today, Friday, October 8.
The mailed ballot packets include a detailed list of ballot drop-off locations including many 24-hour ballot drop-boxes available throughout Boulder County. The mail ballot packet also includes a list of Vote Centers that will be open to the public, starting Monday, October 25.
Whether voting by mail or voting in-person, voters are encouraged to complete their ballot as soon as they have decided how they are going to vote. Voting early helps reduce political campaign phone calls and texts for the public and assists the county in being able to process ballots throughout the election period.
For those who have not registered yet, Colorado does not have a registration deadline. Eligible voters may continue to register up to and including Election Day, Tuesday, November 2 (22-day residency required). However, Monday, October 25 is the last day to register and still be mailed a ballot. After that date, voters may still register, but they must visit a Vote Center to request a ballot.