Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Clerk and Recorder Tressa Guynes released Official Primary Election results this morning after a hand-count delay. On June 26th, Guynes announced that a vendor printing error involving a bar code on the Montrose County Primary Election ballot warranted a hand-count. Since that time, election judges and staff have been working diligently to process ballots under the guidance of the Secretary of State's Office.
"I would like to recognize Secretary of State Wayne Williams and his talented staff for their guidance and assistance through this entire process," said Guynes. "This was a team effort and the election judges and staffers are also deserving of recognition for their long hours and outstanding efforts."
Ballots were counted by a three-person bipartisan team in batches of 25 with ongoing certification by tallying teams. Following that, tallies were marked, double-checked, and finally entered into the system by two individuals and one supervisor. Unofficial results were released Friday June 29th pending the cure process which provides additional time for electors whose ballots were rejected by signature verification, ballot discrepancies, or overseas voters. Earlier this morning, a canvass board met and certified election results. For the contested local races, official results are as follows:
Gene Lillard 3837 Votes
Adam Murdie 3791
Commissioner District 2 Race
Sue Hansen 4448
Rob Smith 2788
Official results are now available online at: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/