LIVE UPDATES: Election Day in Summit County
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12:25 a.m. We’re signing off for the night. Thanks for following along, Summit County!
12:21 a.m. It looks like Consuelo Redhorse and Gloria Quintero will pick up the final two Summit School District board seats. Updated story here.
12:16 a.m. All of our stories have been updated with the most recent results. Head to summitdaily.com/recent-stories/news to see the latest.
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11:45 p.m. 8,722 ballots have been tabulated. Remaining uncounted ballots include provisional and oversees ballots. Complete results coming shortly.
11:04 p.m. 300 ballots are left to scan and 1,797 remain to be tabulated, according to Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathleen Neel. The elections team is having some trouble with the scanner for ballots that were cast in person but hopes to have updated results posted before midnight.
9:31 p.m. 8,487 Summit County residents cast their ballots this Election Day, according to Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathleen Neel. Of those, 8,047 were mail-in ballots and 440 people voted in person. There are 1,797 ballots left to count.
9:28 p.m. For Summit County School Board, it appears Gini Bradley (2,229 votes) and Chris Alleman (2,037 votes) have enough support to join the board with 79% of votes counted. The other two seats remain up in the air.
9:05 p.m. Proposition CC: Effort to end TABOR refunds fails
As of nearly 9 p.m., there were 488,614 votes in favor of Proposition CC and 611,722 in opposition, an 11-percentage-point difference.
As of 8:30 p.m., unofficial results showed 49.74% of Colorado voters for Proposition DD and 50.26% against it.
In early results, voters within Colorado Mountain College’s district boundaries overwhelmingly supported the annexation with 77% favoring it and just 23% rejecting it.
8:30 p.m. Measure 1B: Summit County votes to continue tax to fund open space, wildfire mitigation, more
Posed to voters for the first time in 11 years, the tax was approved with 77.3% of the vote with 5,973 ballots counted. That number, subject to change as more votes are tallied, is 17% more support than the tax received in 2008, when it got 60% of the vote.
8:21 p.m. Measure 1C: Peak 7 neighborhood shoots down proposed $6.66 million paving project
The proposed project was to be funded through a local improvement district formed by the Summit Board of County Commissioners, and paving the roads was estimated to cost $6.66 million — $20,000 per landowner or more if the landowner could not pay up front and needed to enter a financing agreement.
8:16 p.m. Prop CC (TABOR) has flipped at the statewide level, with 56.15% now against. (12 of 64 counties reporting)
7:57 p.m. Measure 1A: Summit voters take stand on nicotine and tobacco, pass new tax
“I’m so proud of the voters of Summit County because there are a lot of organizations across the state looking at Summit tonight and saying that our county is going in the right direction,” Summit County Commissioner Thomas Davidson said.
7:33 p.m. Summit County voted overwhelmingly (82.99%) to add Salida to the Colorado Mountain College district. Across the district (Summit, Routt, Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield), voters approved the ballot measure with 80.23% in support in early results.
7:29 p.m. Across Colorado, Proposition DD (sports betting tax) is passing in early results with 56.43% of the vote. Here in Summit County, it’s passing with 58.87% of the vote.
7:26 p.m. Across the state, Proposition CC (TABOR spending limit override) is passing narrowly in early results with 53.67% of the vote. Here in Summit County, it’s passing with 56.84% of the vote.
7:20 p.m. Since early voting began Oct. 28, 440 people have voted in person in Summit County (rather than mailing or dropping off ballots). That’s nearly four times the number of people who voted in person in 2017, when 113 people headed to the polls.
7:19 p.m. Measure 4A: Summit County votes to divert kindergarten money to teacher pay, mental health
Without the voter-approved change, the existing mill levy passed by Summit voters in 2007 would have lapsed, and the money would have been refunded to voters. The mill levy is in the amount of 0.429 mills, which will raise $950,000 in 2020.
7:10 p.m. Early results are up:
- Measure 1A (nicotine tax) passes with 73.77% of the vote.
- Measure 1B (open space) passes with 77.30% of the vote.
- Measure 1C (Peak 7 paving) fails with 63.16% of the vote.
- Measure 4A (kindergarten mill levy override) passes with 68.39% of the vote.
7 p.m. The polls are officially closed. We should have preliminary results shortly.
6:45 p.m. With 15 minutes to go, Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathleen Neel said about 7,500 ballots had been cast, with only about 400 people voting in person today. That compares with about 6,000 total ballots in 2017, the last odd-year election.
6:15 p.m. Polls close in 45 minutes, but did you know it’s not too late to register to vote? Just stop by one of the polling centers listed below and bring your Colorado State driver’s license, an ID card issued by the Department of Revenue, or the last four digits of your Social Security number plus one of these accepted forms of ID.
4:30 p.m. Polls are open for the next 2 1/2 hours throughout Summit County:
- Breckenridge: Summit County Courthouse, 208 E. Lincoln Ave.
- Frisco: Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place
- Silverthorne: Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway
Don’t forget to being an accepted form of ID.
3:50 p.m. Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathleen Neel said about 6,500 ballots have been cast as of late Tuesday afternoon. That compares with about 6,000 ballots in 2017, the last odd-year election.
She said she had not heard of any lines at polling centers but that the Silverthorne polling location had been the busiest so far today with about 100 people voting.
3:45 p.m. A local voter called the Summit Daily News to report a misprint on the ballot sleeve that said ballots were due by 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathleen Neel confirmed the error.
Ballots actually can be dropped off at any of the following drop boxes until 7 p.m. today:
- Breckenridge: Summit County Courthouse at 208 East Lincoln Ave.
- Dillon: Town Hall at 275 Lake Dillon Drive
- Frisco: Summit County Commons at 0037 Peak One Drive or Town Hall at 1 Main St.
- Silverthorne: Summit County North Branch Library at 651 Center Circle
3 p.m. Happy Election Day! Find everything you need to know about your ballot at summitdaily.com/election.
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