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2019 Election: Recounts required for two El Paso County races

Posted at 5:57 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 19:57:56-05

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office said Thursday it completed the official Canvass of the 2019 election, including additional ballots from military and overseas voters, and ballots counted after ID, signature, or other issues were resolved.

After those results were tabulated, automatic recounts were trigged for the City of Manitou Springs Issue 2D and Stratmoor Hills Sanitation District Issue 6F due to the threshold of victory. The difference between the highest number of votes cast and the second highest number in both races is less than or equal to one-half of one percent.

Final results are available on the Election Night Reporting site.

The jurisdictions involved in affected races are responsible for paying for recounts when an automatic recount is triggered.

The Clerk's Office said it will perform a public test on all ballot counting equipment to be used for the recount to verify it is working properly at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The recount for both races will begin on Dec. 4 and be concluded by Dec. 10.

The Clerk's Office will announce the results in a press release, and they will also be published on the Election Night Reporting site.

A post-election Risk Limiting Audit, which compared a sample of paper ballots against digital tallies, confirms election results have not been manipulated.