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November 28, 2023The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2023 Coordinated Election. Final official results were reviewed by the bipartisan appointed Canvass Board and can be viewed on the Election Night Reporting site. Final official results include additional ballots from military and overseas voters, and ballots that were counted after ID, signature, or other issues were properly resolved.

“The successful completion of this election cycle demonstrates our office’s renowned reputation for excellence in conducting accurate, fair, and transparent elections,” said Clerk & Recorder Steve Schleiker. “We thank the Election staff, judges, and everyone whose diligent efforts, professionalism, long hours and commitment supported our democratic process to ensure citizens the right to vote.”

Prior to the canvass, the Clerk’s Office also completed and passed a required post-election Risk Limiting Audit. Implemented by the Secretary of State’s 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. Required by Section 1-7-515(2)(a) of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the RLA is coordinated by the Secretary of State’s Office and provides strong statistical evidence that the election outcome is consistent with what was counted.

Election rules for the RLA state that the Secretary of State’s Office must select a countywide and statewide race for the audit. Audited races assigned from the Secretary of State were City of Colorado Springs Ballot Issue 2A and Proposition HH.

We are proud of our office’s conduct of the canvass and Risk Limiting Audit which fortify voter’s confidence in our democratic system. Further information about the Risk Limiting Audit is available on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.