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2018 General Election Results and Post Election Activity FAQs

View Douglas County election results on the Secretary of State’s website and on DouglasVotes.com.

Timeline of post-Election Day Activities

November 14

  • Last day for ballots cast by military and overseas electors to be received by the county clerk in order to be counted. (No later than the 8th day after election day)
  • Last day for an elector to cure a signature discrepancy or missing signature, or to provide missing ID for mail or provisional ballot to be counted. (By 11:59 p.m. MT 8 days after election day)

November 15

  • Last day for verification and counting of provisional ballots
  • Final, unofficial results will be reported to the Secretary of State and released to the public following the processing of provisional ballots

November 19

  • Risk Limiting Audit – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

November 20

  • Risk Limiting Audit (Round 2 – if necessary) – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

November 26

  • Board of Canvass & Final Certification of Election – 9 a.m. – Noon

November 27

  • Alternate Board of Canvass (if necessary) – 9 a.m. – Noon

Following Final Certification of Election on November 26

  • Recount ordered by Clerk and Recorder if required under CRS 1-10.5-103.

Recount for other offices, ballot issues, and ballot questions in an election coordinated by county clerk and recorder. In any election coordinated by the County Clerk and Recorder, if it appears, as evidenced by the official abstract of votes cast, that a recount is required for any office, ballot question, or ballot issue not included in section 1-10.5-102, the County Clerk and Recorder shall order a recount of the votes cast for the office, ballot question, or ballot issue.

Note: Recounts for congressional, state, and district offices, state ballot questions, and state ballot issues are determined by the Secretary of State [CRS 1-10.5-102].

December 6

  • Last day for the County Clerk and Recorder to complete a recount for offices, ballot issues, and ballot questions in an election coordinated by county clerk and recorder [CRS 1-10.5-103]

Frequently Asked Questions

When will we have final Election results?
The next and final, unofficial results will be reported to the Secretary of State and released to the public following the processing of Provisional Ballots on November 15. Unofficial results are available on DouglasVotes.com.

Election results will not be official until certified by the Board of Canvass on November 26.

What determines if a ballot contest requires a recount?
Colorado Revised Statute outlines the details
CRS 1-10.5-101. Recounts required (b)  A recount of any election contest shall be held if the difference between the highest number of votes cast in that election contest and the next highest number of votes cast in that election contest is less than or equal to one-half of one percent of the highest vote cast in that election contest.

When is a recount ordered and by whom?
If a ballot contest for office, ballot question, or ballot issue meets the margin required for a mandatory recount, a recount is ordered following the final certification of results.

Recounts for any election coordinated by the county clerk and recorder are ordered by the county clerk and recorder [CRS 1-10.5-103].

Recounts for congressional, state, and district offices, state ballot questions, and state ballot issues are ordered by the Secretary of State [CRS 1-10.5-102].

2018 Douglas County, Colorado Unofficial General Election results
Douglas County School District RE-1 Ballot Issues 5A and 5B have eligible voters in both Douglas and Elbert counties. How can I find cumulative results?
Douglas County School District RE-1 Ballot Issues 5A and 5B are multi-county contests. The Issues were on all Douglas County ballots and on eligible Elbert county ballots. To view unofficial results that include the cumulative ballots cast on these issues, visit the Local Multi-County Contests tab on the Colorado Secretary of State 2018 General Election Results page.

To view unofficial General Election results for ballots cast by Douglas County voters on these issues, go to DouglasVotes.com 

What is unique about the 2018 General Election for Douglas County?
Douglas County’s 2018 General Election will be defined by one of the largest ballots in the County’s history and a voter turn-out that exceeded all previous mid-term elections in the County.

How are ballots processed? 

Why was Douglas County still counting ballots after Election Day, November 6, 2018?