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November 13, 2015

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Final Unofficial Results for 2015 Coordinated Election Posted

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Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Elections Division has updated the unofficial vote tally for the 2015 Coordinated Election. Results are available at www.BoulderCountyVotes.org.

The Elections Division added 1,479 additional ballots to the tally today, for a total of 86,690 ballots counted. Voter turnout in Boulder County this year was 44.9% of active registered voters.

This updated tally includes ballots from overseas and military voters as well as voters who needed to add or confirm a signature on their mail ballot envelope or provide ID for their ballot to be counted. Additionally, the updated tally includes: ballots that were damaged and would not go through the scanning equipment and required duplication by a bipartisan team for scanning; ballots that came into other county clerk’s offices around the state by Election Day; and ballots that were picked up at the Denver USPS facility at 7 p.m. on Election Day by election officials. Finally, today’s update also includes 3 “reserve” ballots from each precinct and ballot district style to help preserve the anonymity of any ballots, from the above categories, that needed to be added to the tally today. The Elections Division reserves these ballots in the case that too few voters choose to “cure” their signature discrepancy, ID requirement, or missing signature issue, or if too few military and/or overseas (UOCAVA) ballots get returned. Without taking this step, the anonymity of these cured or UOCAVA ballots could be lost if there are not enough ballots to be mixed together to be counted. However, all of the ballots were voted on or before Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

Under Colorado law, voters who needed to fix a signature discrepancy or missing signature, or show a copy of their ID had until 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, November 12 to contact our office and resolve the issue. Additionally, overseas and military ballots returned through the mail had to be received by our office by 4:30 p.m. today to be counted.

The Boulder County Elections Division is set to submit the official abstract of votes to the Secretary of State on Friday, November 20. A detailed Statement of Vote will be posted to the website on this date.