Nov 5, 2012 9:05 PM by Bill Folsom

New plan for releasing election results in El Paso County

Voters in El Paso County could see early numbers within minutes of the polls closing on Election Day. "We're going to release results when we are able to," said El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, Wayne Williams.

This is Williams' first presidential race since he took over as Clerk and Recorder. His plan is to release numbers quickly and update throughout the evening. His staff will tally mail-in and early voting ballots at 7:00 p.m. when polls close and then release numbers at 7:05. They will then update with numbers from polling places starting at 8:30. As ballots continue in from polling places there will an update every hour until the count is complete.

While he wants to get numbers in a timely manner, Williams says he also won't allow the process to be rushed. "The most important thing we can do is to make sure we count every vote accurately. That is our top priority."



More News

Story Photo

19 minutes ago

Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4