Final Official Results Available for 2017 Coordinated Election

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Elections Division Press Release

November 21, 2017

Media Contact: Mircalla Wozniak, Communications Specialist, 303-413-7766

Final Official Results Available for 2017 Coordinated Election

Boulder County successfully completed Risk-Limiting Audit

Boulder County, Colo. – The final, official results from Boulder County’s 2017 Coordinated Election are available now at

The final official results include the Statement of Votes, a document that shows precinct-by-precinct results for every issue on Boulder County ballots this year. The Statement of Votes will be forwarded to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as part of the election close out process.

Over the weekend, elections staff and the appointed Audit Board (a Democratic party and Republican party representative) successfully completed the a risk-limiting audit, a post-election quality assurance test that ensures the accuracy of election results and provides citizens with evidence that election outcomes reflect the votes cast. To perform a risk-limiting audit, you must pull the exact random lot of ballots the Secretary of State assigns to your county. To ensure vote tabulation was accurate, the process reviews how a ballot’s votes were captured at the time it was processed by comparing the actual ballots with their digital tallies captured at the time of processing.

Back in 2008, Boulder County was the first county in the nation to conduct a large scale version of a risk-limiting audit as part of the election process and led the legislative initiative to require Colorado counties to perform risk-limiting audits beginning this year. Colorado is the first state now implementing a statewide risk-limiting audit in the nation. While Boulder County and all Colorado counties have always conducted post-election audits, a risk-limiting audit is considered the “gold standard” test of election results. A final report on the audit was issued to the Boulder County Canvass Board for verification prior to election certification.

Elections staff also completed the reconciliation process. This process provides the evidence for the Canvass Board to certify that the number of votes counted is equal to or less than the number of ballots cast and that the number of ballots cast is equal to or less than the number of eligible voters. The Reconciliation Report has also been posted online.

This afternoon, the Boulder County Canvass Board certified the election. This year’s Canvass Board consisted of Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall, City of Longmont Deputy Clerk Dawn Quintana, and City of Boulder Clerk Lynnette Beck.

The canvass documents, audit documentation, and the Statement of Votes are available at