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November 4, 2015

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Mircalla Wozniak, Communications Specialist, 303.413.7766

Corrected: Post Election Day Unofficial Results Update

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Note: This release provides corrected numbers for the Louisville City Council Person Ward III contest

Boulder
County, Colo.

The Boulder County Elections Division has finished tallying the results for
85,211 ballots for the 2015 Coordinated Election and has posted preliminary
unofficial results on our website - www.BoulderCountyVotes.org.

There are several categories of ballots left to be counted:

There
are still 714 mail ballots that have the potential to be "cured" by voters.These are
ballots where one or more of the following verification steps were incomplete: the signature on the envelope did not match, the signature on the
envelope was forgotten, or an ID was required and not provided. These voters will be mailed a letter no
later than Thursday, Nov. 5 (and sent an email if an email is on their voter
registration record) informing them of the status of their ballot.
By law, these voters have until Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. to address these items (8th day following the election, but because Veterans Day is on the 8th day, an extra day is provided).

Then, there
are 982 UOCAVA military and overseas voter mail ballots that have the potential to be returned
and still count for this election. By law, UOCAVA mail ballots must arrive by 4:30 p.m.
on Nov. 12 to be counted.

Additionally, to protect voter anonymity for the above two categories of ballots, the Boulder County Elections office has reserved 981 ballots for counting at the
end of this 8-day period.

Thus, at a minimum, 981 ballots will be counted and added to the current
preliminary results of 85,211.
Then, depending on voter response, ballots that
have been cured and UOCAVA ballots returned in the 8-day window will be added
to the current preliminary results.

Additionally, there are ballots that were picked up by Denver election officials at the Central USPS mail processing facility at 7 p.m. on Election night, plus an unknown quantity of ballots that may have been returned by the election deadline to another county clerk’s office and will be transferred to our office within a few days. Assuming the signatures on these mail ballots are verified, these ballots will be added to the preliminary results as well. Based off of past election years, we anticipate this count to be less than 100 ballots.

None of the remaining ballots to be counted will be tabulated until Thursday, Nov. 12. The updated results will be posted late that evening.

As
there are several close city council contests, we have provided some
additional breakdowns:

  • For the Longmont City Council At-Large race, the number
    of ballots remaining include: 165 reserve ballots, 94 UOCAVA mail
    ballots, and 129 ballots that the signature did not match, the signature
    was forgotten, or an ID was required and not provided.
  • For the Lafayette 4th and final council seat, the
    numbers include: 51 reserve ballots, 43 UOCAVA mail ballots, and 53
    ballots that the signature did not match, the signature was forgotten, or
    an ID was required and not provided.
  • For the Louisville City Council Person Ward III, the
    numbers include: 21 reserve ballots, 18 UOCAVA mail ballots, and 19 ballots that the signature did not match, the signature was forgotten,
    or an ID was required and not provided.

If
a voter would like to check to confirm that we received and processed their
mail ballot, they can check online at www.BoulderCountyVotes.org. While checking
on the status of their mail ballot, the Elections Division encourages all
voters to login and sign-up for Boulder County Votes Ballot Track (available
on the Elections website). We anticipate using this system in 2016 and once
signed-up, voters will receive alerts on their 2016 mail ballot.