by John Kiljan
Dear CLRC members and friends,
Here is an update on the latest local election results. These numbers are as of Wednesday night, December 5th, and are still likely to change as military, overseas and “cured” ballots come in. The two Colorado Senate races we covered are still too close to call and it may be another week before we know who won.
Cured ballots are those that were turned in but the voter either forgot to sign the ballot, or their signature did not did not match the signatures on file closely enough to satisfy the election judges, or they haven’t provided proper identification. Those voters will have a chance to cure their ballots and have their votes counted if they can respond by November 12th to a notification the County will send out.
Unless a recount is needed, the County will then have until November 20th post a final official result. If a recount is needed, then the final result may be delayed until as late as December 4th.
Recounts are not automatic unless the runner up is closer than 1/2 of 1% of the votes received by the highest candidate. That’s a pretty tight standard and the current voting machines are pretty accurate. With the numbers shown below, none of the second-place candidates would currently qualify for an automatic recount.
Jefferson County Election Results
Last updated: 11/5/2014 8:08:43 PM MST
|Laura J. Woods (REP)||29,208||47.81%|
|Rachel Zenzinger (DEM)||28,367||46.44%|
|Gregg Miller (LIB)||3,512||5.75%|
|Cheri Jahn (DEM)||32,465||46.69%|
|Larry Queen (REP)||32,269||46.41%|
|Chris Heismann (LIB)||4,799||6.90%|
|Joseph DeMott (REP)||14,882||46.90%|
|Jessie Danielson (DEM)||16,852||53.10%|
|Wade Michael Norris (DEM)||15,001||39.73%|
|Libby Szabo (REP)||20,628||54.63%|
|Niles Aronson (LIB)||2,132||5.65%|
|Susan Kochevar (REP)||12,987||44.26%|
|Tracy Kraft-Tharp (DEM)||14,412||49.12%|
|Hans Romer (LIB)||1,942||6.62%|
All Registered Voters: 422,691
Ballots Cast: 253,697
Voter Turnout: 60.02%
And this election result from Historic Olde Town Arvada:
BID ELECTION RESULTS — Last night, the Spencer Fane law firm informed us that the vote to fund the Olde Town Business Improvement District has passed by 49 to 14. The vote approved an 8.5 mil levy increase on the commercial real properties within the district. This increase will appear on the tax notices you receive in early 2015.
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