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October 24, 2019

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Boulder County Elections to host webinar on post-election and election night reporting information

Join Boulder County Clerk & Recorder Molly Fitzpatrick at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, using your laptop or computer. RSVP required.


Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County Clerk & Recorder Molly Fitzpatrick will host a webinar to help explain what categories and groups of ballots are left to be counted after Election Day and how election night reporting will take place.

  • What: The “Buckets of Ballots” and More Briefing Webinar
  • When: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 (lasts 30-45 minutes with Q/A)
  • Who should attend: Press, candidates and/or candidate/issue campaign representatives, political parties, and city/special district officials
  • Where: At your own computer
  • RSVP: RSVP Required by Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. with your name and organization; Login information for Go-To-Meeting webinar platform will be emailed to you by 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Every election there are “categories” of ballots that will be counted and others that have the potential to be counted at the end of the 8th day after the election. For instance, military and overseas mail ballots can be received up until the 8th day after the election and still be counted.

In this webinar, Clerk Fitzpatrick will review all the types of categories (buckets, if you will) of ballots that the candidates, parties and cities should expect to be remaining the day after the election. This webinar is meant to help bring clarity in terms of how the final ballots are processed and what will and what may be outstanding the day after the election. This information is especially important if a contest is close. (Note that our office does not “call” contests. Our position is that the election is not final until certification, which occurs at the final Canvass Board Meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 1:30 p.m.)

Additionally, the webinar will cover the election night results reporting process, watcher information, recount scenarios, and Colorado’s election audit (risk limiting audit).