Decision 2013: Two El Paso Co. races headed for recount

Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
POSTED: 03:53 PM MST Nov 14, 2013    UPDATED: 03:58 PM MST Nov 14, 2013 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office says the results of two races in the November 5 general election were close enough to trigger an automatic recount.

Under Colorado law, a mandatory recount is triggered only when the vote margin between candidates or an issue is .5% of the vote for the next closest candidate or issue. The results of two El Paso County races fall into that criteria.

In the tables below, the candidates whose names are in bold will head to a mandatory recount.

Harrison School District 2

Candidate

Votes

Percentage

Joyce L. Leigh

3,213

24.46%

Doriena S. Longmire

2,986

22.73%

Steven R. Seibert

2,471

18.81%

Ryan Thompson

2,468

18.78%

Aaron Simpson

1,998

15.21%

City of Fountain Council Member – At Large

Candidate

Votes

Percentage

Greg Lauer

1,274

37.78%

Sam Heckman

1,268

37.60%

John Dallas Hathaway

509

15.09%

Rich Simmion

321

9.52%


The Clerk and Recorder's Office says it will work with a company called Clear Ballot to complete the recounts. No timeline for when the recounts would be completed was given.