Colo. Elections Officials Nervous About Vote Count

Monday, 05 Nov 2012 11:11 AM

By Greg McDonald

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Colorado's 64 county clerks are a little nervous about the task of counting the state's presidential election votes in a state that could decide the next occupant of the White House.
 
According to the Denver Post, many of them have put contingency plans in place to run all night shifts until all ballots are counted, which includes in some cases bringing in temporary workers to help out with counting and making sure everything goes as smoothly as possible a polling places.
 
"This entire election, there has been more pressure, more scrutiny, more angst from the voting public about ensuring their vote counts," Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner told the Post. "That's different this year."
 
But a few clerks, rather than run the vote count all through the night Tuesday, are planning to call a halt to the process around midnight and pick up again later Wednesday morning, even, as the Post put it, if the election is close "and the whole country is watching Colorado" to determine the winner.
 
"I can't kill my judges. I just won't do it," Larimer County Clerk Scott Doyle said, referring to the  1,000 temporary workers he has added to his staff to help out on the election.
 
But if the race is as close as expected, waiting until Wednesday to resume the count may be not be an option, says Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. He plans to urge the county clerks to keep going if the election outcome is hanging in the balance.
 
"We are all anxious," Hickenlooper said. "We will certainly encourage them to keep counting if it's close. And I can all but guarantee there will be volunteers from both parties camped out at that doorstep. There is a great deal of anxiety on both sides."
 
Across the state, more than 6,000 temporary election workers have been hired and trained to help out. All of been paired in "bipartisan teams of two," the Post reported, to ensure that neither Republicans or Democrats can claim that the voting and counting process carried out in each county wasn't fair.


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