November 15th and 16th, at the invitation of the Saguache County Clerk, a technician from Election Systems & Solutions along with two representatives from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office reviewed the 2010 Saguache General Election.
The Election was found to be accurate and conducted according to accepted statutory procedures. All ballots were accounted for and tallied. Final unofficial results will be posted on the County website; www.saguachecounty.net by Wednesday, Nov. 17th. After the Canvass, the tallies will be official.
The discrepancy in vote tallies from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5 was explained in a report from ES&S technician, Tim King: The cause was loading of their Polling Places (Election Day) into the Mail-in group in replace mode. By replacing the totals in those two precincts, the numbers went down for the group. Other than the one error loading the wrong group totals into the Mail-in group, I did not see any procedural issues in my review of the ERM system log. My only suggestion is to print the final reports on the 650 itself and use those to verify that the reporting software totals match.
Unofficial results for local close races:
Linda Joseph – 1204
Steve Carlson – 1178
Melinda Myers – 1227
Carla Gomez – 1166
Center School 3A
Yes – 475
No – 284
Moffat School 3B
Yes – 497
No – 230
Northern SC Library District 5A
Yes – 832
No – 564
Northern SC Ambulance District 5B *
Yes – 472
No – 471
The Clerk’s office wish to thank all the staff, judges and volunteer’s who help conduct this successful election.
Saguache County Clerk & Recorder