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March 22, 2024

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Official Results for 2024 Presidential Primary Election Posted following successful Risk-Limiting Audit


Boulder County – The final official results from Boulder County’s 2024 Presidential Primary Election are now available at www.BoulderCountyVotes.gov.

The final official results include the Statement of Votes, a document that shows precinct-by-precinct results for each contest. The Statement of Votes will be forwarded to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as part of the election closeout process.

Elections staff and the party appointed Audit Board, composed of two republican representatives and two democratic representatives, successfully completed the Boulder County portion of the statewide risk-limiting audit (March 19). This is a post-election test that provides citizens with evidence that election results tabulated by our voting system reflect the actual votes cast by voters. The process reviews how a ballot’s votes were captured at the time it was processed by our voting system by comparing the actual physical ballots with their digital tallies captured at the time of processing. To perform the audit, the Secretary of State’s office assigns a random sampling of the exact ballots you must review out of all the ballots cast in an election.

Elections staff also completed the reconciliation process. This process provides the evidence for the Canvass Board to certify that the number of votes counted is equal to or less than the number of ballots cast and that the number of ballots cast is equal to or less than the number of eligible voters. The Reconciliation Report is also available online.

This year’s Canvass Board consisted of Boulder County Clerk Molly Fitzpatrick and party representatives from the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Pat Feeser represented the Democratic Party. Theresa Watson represented the Republican Party.

Thursday afternoon via a remote conference, the majority of the Canvass Board certified the election results. Watson representing the Republican party, declined to sign the documentation citing her concern that 80% of voters use our secure 24-hour drop boxes and she feels the surveillance on them is not adequate. Note that Boulder County’s secure 24-hour drop boxes meet all the required state statute including the requirement that we have recorded video surveillance taken 24-hour per day. Furthermore, our office has never received reports of or had evidence of drop boxes being tampered with. Watson stated that another objection is that mail ballots are verified using the signature verification process and specifically cited her disagreement with recent Secretary of State guidance on the process. These objections are completely outside the scope of the duty of the Canvass Board. Her decision not to sign does not impact the certification. The canvass documents, audit documentation, and the Statement of Votes are available at www.BoulderCountyVotes.gov.