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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder completes tally of overseas, military, and cured ballots

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Nov. 18, 2022) - The Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder completed its final tally of ballots Thursday after processing military, overseas, and cured ballots. A total of 240 ballots were processed by two sets of bipartisan election judges. The uploading and processing of the remaining ballots were observed by Watchers from multiple parties. 

The latest ballot count brings the total number of ballots returned in the county to 9,725. Voter turnout in Pitkin County was 71.2% of the electorate.

The effort to cure ballots in Pitkin County was significant, said Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder Ingrid Grueter. “Representatives from both parties knocked on the doors of voters who needed to correct, or cure, their ballots. I applaud their hard work to help educate the public about the importance of curing ballots for a full and accurate count. I believe we cured more ballots this election than any previous election,” she said.

It’s likely, said Grueter, that the Congressional District 3 race will trigger an automatic recount, which is required by State of Colorado statute in close races. A recount is required “if the difference between the highest number of votes cast in that election contest and the next highest number of votes cast in that election contest is less than or equal to one-half of one percent of the highest vote cast in that election contest,” according to Colorado Revised Statutes §1-10.5-101.

The earliest date the county can certify its results is November 30. 

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