November 18, 2021 – The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2021 Coordinated Election. Final official results can be viewed on the Colorado Secretary of State (SOS) Election Night Reporting website. These results include additional ballots from military and overseas voters, and ballots that were counted after ID, signature, or other issues were properly resolved.
“The Election’s successful conclusion signifies the strength of our democratic system,” said Clerk Chuck Broerman. “Fortified by integrity, security and safeguards, our election process is beyond reproach. It is conducted by a team of staff members and judges I am so proud represents El Paso County. I thank everyone involved in the Election for their dedication and commitment to the most fundamental right of our democracy – the vote.”
Prior to the canvass, the Clerk’s Office also completed and passed a required post-election Risk Limiting Audit. Implemented by the SOS office in 2017, this sophisticated post-election forensic audit allows officials to compare a sample of paper ballots against digital tallies to verify results were tabulated correctly. Due to the high level of statistical probability, this audit confirms election results have not been manipulated and reassures a level of confidence in testing for election results.
Final official results provide the vote totals to determine if an automatic recount is required. It has been determined, Colorado Springs School District 11 Ballot Issue 4B, was less than one-half of one percent of the highest votes cast, triggering an automatic recount. Colorado Springs School District 11 has until November 26, 2021, to waive the automatic recount pursuant to C.R.S. § 1-10.5-103, and 1-1-106 (4).