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Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Molly Fitzpatrick is inviting voters to watch a Thursday afternoon webinar that’s to provide information about election night and post-election ballot processing.

Ballot processing does not end on Election Night, Fitzpatrick’s Elections Division said in a news release.

” In fact, Boulder County Elections usually processes ballots Wednesday, Thursday, and sometimes Friday. Then, there is a voter “cure” period and additional day to process and count ballots up through the 9th day after the election,” officials said.

The “Election Night and Beyond – What to Expect” webinar, will discuss what categories and groups of ballots are left to be counted in the immediate days after Tuesday, the 2020 Election Day.

Voters and representatives of candidates, of organizations working on the passage or defeat of ballot questions, political parties, and local governments and special districts are particularly invited to participate, the Clerk’s Office said.

People are being asked to RSVP by 10 a.m. Thursday with their names and organizations to Mircalla Wozniak at mwozniak@bouldercounty,org. Login information will be emailed people to you 30 to 60 minutes prior to the webinar presentation.

Participants can llearn about how in every election there are “categories” of ballots that will be counted and others that have the potential to be counted up through the ninth day after the election. For iexample, the law permits military and overseas mail ballots to be received up until Nov. 12 and still be counted. That is also the deadline for voters who have a signature discrepancy or missing signature to “cure” their ballot envelope.

Fitzpatrick will review those categories of ballots that candidates, parties, and local governments should expect to remain in the days 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 several days after the election. This information is especially important if a contest is close,” county staff said in its news advisory.

The webinar also will cover the election night results reporting process, election watcher information, recount scenarios, and Colorado’s post-election audit system

The Clerk’s Office noted that it does not “call” contest winners.

“Our position is that the election is not final until certification, which occurs at the final Canvass Board Meeting which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m.


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