Final update: Live coverage of June 28 primary election results for Summit County wraps up
Editor’s note: The live coverage of this year’s primary election has concluded. Please visit SummitDaily.com/Election for continued coverage as the county begins its canvasing process to verify the tallies.
11:17 p.m. According to Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathy Neel, there will still be other ballots coming in from other countries but she said in a text that she does not expect these to change the outcome of the election. No other updates are expected to come tonight. We are wrapping up for the evening. Be sure to check back on SummitDaily.com and SummitDaily.com/Election for final tallies.
11:07 p.m. Latest tallies from 11:01 p.m. show that Kathleen Neel has won the Summit County treasurer race. Neel has 1,864 votes, or about 54% of the votes, while incumbent Ryne J. Scholl received 1,569 votes or about 46% of the votes.
10:43 p.m. Lisa Eurich beat out incumbent Frank Celico for the Summit County assessor race. Of this year’s ballots counted by 9 p.m., Eurich received 1,713 votes, or 58.25%, while incumbent Frank Celico received 1,228 votes or 41.75%.
10:11 p.m. More than two dozen letters to the editor were sent in to support candidates in the county assessor’s race.
9:51 p.m. According to Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathy Neel, there are about 250 to 300 ballots left to process.
9:40 p.m. Gov. Jared Polis is the first candidate to surpass 400,000 votes.
9:15 p.m. Both candidates for county assessor have experience working for Summit County government besides the assessor’s office. Frank Celico served as Summit County attorney from 2000 to 2019, and Lisa Eurich served two years as an administrative assistant in the Summit County Manager’s Office and clerk to the Summit Board of County Commissioners.
9 p.m. Lisa Eurich now has about 58% of the vote for the Democratic county assessor primary while Frank Celico is behind with about 42%. Kathleen Neel now has about 54% of the vote for the Democratic county treasurer primary and Ryne J. Scholl has about 46% of the vote.
8:52 p.m. According to Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathy Neel, election judges have counted 5,222 ballots. All of the ballots from the polling places and drop boxes are currently being processed. Neel estimated they had about 400 more ballots to process tonight.
8:42 p.m. As of Wednesday, June 22, the county had received 5,050 ballots and was on track to count more than 7,000 ballots for this year’s primary election.
8:23 p.m. Heidi Ganahl secures the Republican seat for governor. She racked up about 53% of the votes while Greg Lopez had about 47% of the votes. Incumbent Gov. Jared Polis, who ran unopposed for the Democratic seat, will go against her in November.
8:16 p.m. Incumbent Jena Griswold secures the Democratic seat for secretary of state. Incumbent Michael Bennet secures the Democratic seat for U.S. senator. Both candidates ran unopposed in their respective races.
8:10 p.m. The Colorado Sun has called both the U.S. senator race and the Colorado secretary of state race. According to their report, Joe O’Dea secures the Republican seat for U.S. senator, and Pam Anderson secures the Republican seat for Colorado secretary of state.
7:55 p.m. Early results show that Lisa Eurich has about 58% of the vote and Frank Celico has about 42% for the county assessor’s race. Early results show Kathleen Neel has about 54% of the vote and Ryne J. Scholl has about 46% of the vote for the county treasurer’s race.
7:45 p.m. According to preliminary results from the Colorado Secretary of State’s website, Pam Anderson has the most votes for the Republican seat for Colorado’s secretary of state. Coming in second is Mike O’Donnell followed by Tina Peters. Incumbent Jena Griswold is running unopposed for the Democratic seat.
7:28 p.m. Preliminary results have been released for some of the state and national races on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website. For governor, preliminary results show that Heidi Ganahl takes the lead over Greg Lopez for the Republican seat. Incumbent Gov. Jared Polis is running unopposed for the Democratic seat.
7:17 p.m. National contested races include U.S. senator and U.S. representative for District 2.
7:01 p.m. Drop boxes and polls are officially closed. The Summit Daily News should have preliminary results as they are released.
6:45 p.m. Other state positions — including treasurer, attorney general, board of education at large, District 8 senator and District 13 representative — are running unopposed.
6:30 p.m. The only local contested races are the Summit County assessor and treasurer positions. All other local positions — including clerk and recorder, sheriff, surveyor, coroner and commissioner for District 1 — are running unopposed.
6:15 p.m. There is less than an hour left to vote in the primary election today. Ballots must be received by the town clerk’s office in each town by 7 p.m. Ballots can be dropped off at each communities’ town hall.
For those that haven’t voted yet and are still trying to come to a decision, check out our full guide with candidate profiles, opinion pieces from contested races and more election coverage here.
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