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October 11, 2019

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Boulder County equipment testing completed for November 5 Election

Ballots go out in the mail Monday


Boulder County, Colo. – Ballots and equipment to be used in the county’s upcoming Coordinated Election passed a required Logic and Accuracy Test (LAT) held this week.

Participants representing local municipalities and districts took part in testing at the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder's Office and confirmed the equipment’s ability to properly read ballots and correctly tabulate votes.

The LAT also confirmed ballots are properly printed for the election and the equipment is accurately calibrated to process ballots. Each type of ballot and all ballot styles were tested. In all, 1,064 ballots were tested, including 1,014 mail ballots and 50 ballots generated from ballot marking devices.

Each piece of equipment used during the LAT has been cleared of test votes and reset to zero, ensuring the equipment is ready to count live ballots for the Coordinated Election. Results and test records are available for review at www.BoulderCountyVotes.org under this year’s 2019 Election Information section.

Voters can start to expect mail ballots to arrive in homes later next week. All active registered voters will be automatically mailed a ballot to the address on their voter registration beginning Monday, October 14.

The mailed ballot packets include a detailed list of ballot drop-off locations including many 24-hour ballot drop-boxes available throughout Boulder County. The mail ballot packet also includes a list of Voter Service and Polling Centers that will be open to the public, starting Monday, October 28.

Whether voting by mail or voting in-person, voters are encouraged to complete their ballot as soon as they have decided how they are going to vote. Voting early helps reduce political campaign phone calls and texts for the public and assists the county in being able to process ballots throughout the election period, not just on one night.

The Elections Division would like to let you know when your ballot has been printed, mailed, and received at the Ballot Processing Center. Sign-up to receive text, email, or phone alerts with Boulder County Votes Ballot Track at: https://boulder.ballottrax.net.

For those who have not registered yet, Colorado does not have a registration deadline. Eligible voters may continue to register up to and including Election Day, Tuesday, November 5 (22-day residency required). However, Monday, October 28 is the last day to register and still be mailed a ballot. After that date, voters may still register, but they must visit a Voter Service and Polling Center in order to request a ballot.