Election Results Process

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will release initial, unofficial results on Election Night, November 3, 2020, after voting ends at 7:00 p.m. Because long lines are anticipated, there may be voters waiting to cast their ballot at 7:00 p.m. Our office will delay releasing initial results until these voters have the opportunity to vote. The results, when released, will reflect what has been counted through 5 p.m. on Election Day.

The next set of results will be released approximately one hour later and then updates will continue at one-hour intervals with the last release on Election Night at 12 midnight. When all ballots have been counted the final Unofficial Results will be released.

Results will be released using the Colorado Secretary of State’s platform.

Unofficial Results

Results released on Election Night are posted as “unofficial.” This is due to military and overseas ballots that are afforded extra time for delivery after Election Day, and voters with signature or identification issues who are given time to resolve their issue. Voters in those categories have eight days after the election to resolve their issue or return their ballot.

Official Results

Results are deemed “official” when the bipartisan canvass board validates the results. The last day for the canvass to be completed is Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Previous Election Results

Results from past elections are available under Archived Records.