Tuesday, November 23, 2004

St. Vrain has not yet called for a recount.

From: Wurl, Nancy Jo [mailto:nwurl@co.boulder.co.us]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 4:37 PM
To: AlKolwicz@qwest.net
Cc: David Leeds (E-mail); Hillary Hall (E-mail); scott@scottgessler.com
Subject: RE: Will there be a recount? If so, under what rules?

Mr. Kolwicz:

Apparently there is going to be a recount of the St. Vrain Valley School District issue. The combined results from the counties involved fall within the one half of one percent that mandates a recount of St. Vrain Valley School District Ballot Issue 3A.

We have not communicated with you regarding this issue because the School District has not (as yet) called for the recount. The ball is in their capable hands and they will notify the counties (Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, and Weld) in the required time frame. As noted, St. Vrain Valley extends into four counties so this recount has and will continue to require coordination between the District and the involved County Clerks. The District, not the Secretary of State nor the County Clerks, must call for the recount.

As prescribed in 1-10.5-107 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, when the recount is called by St. Vrain, we will notify the representative Canvass Boarad members and the hands-on workers. Because of Boulder County's paper ballot system, it will be necessary for the participating Canvass members to work full 8-hour shifts to accomplish the recount of the St. Vrain issue. All absentee, early voting, provisional, and duplicated ballots will need to be counted as well as the issue on all precincts containing the District's ballots.

The recount will be conducted per instructions from the Secretary of State, the statutes, and the Rules related to our voting system. The recount shall be completed on or before the December 10th statutory deadline. Only the St. Vrain issue will be counted.

Nancy Wurl