John Scarffe, Gilpin County. Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder Colleen Stewart announced the results of the election for local Gilpin County officials on Tuesday night, November 4. Voting ended at 7 p.m. after the first full mail-out ballots.
The ballot includes a full slate. Running for Gilpin County Commissioner-District 2 are Linda J. Isenhart, Democratic; Connie McLain, Republican; Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder Colleen Stewart, Democratic; Mary Giancola, Republican; Gilpin County Treasurer Alynn K. Huffman, Republican; Gilpin County Assessor Anne C. Schafer, Democratic; Robert Hatch III, Republican; Gilpin County Sheriff Bruce W. Hartman, Republican; Gilpin County Surveyor Vote Corey Diekman, Democratic; Gilpin County Coroner Zane Laubhan, Democratic.
The ballot for the 2014 election in Central City includes two candidates for mayor and five candidates for City alderman. Two positions are open on the Central City Council.
Candidates for mayor are Incumbent Ronald E. Engels and former City Planner Robert Fejeran. Candidates for the two City Council positions are Judy Laratta, Kara R. Tinucci, Shirley Voorhies, Bobbie Hill and Janet Thompson.
Stewart said that the County sent 4,050 ballots. As of Monday, November 13, 2,220 ballots had been received with 735 republicans, 703 democrats, 757 unaffiliated and other parties or not declared.
For the Central City election, the County, which prints and sends ballots for the City, sent 467 ballots and as of November 3 had received 210 ballots.
Statewide the mail-out ballots have increased early voting by 50 percent, and Stewart confirmed that number for Gilpin County.
“We’ve had a high number of votes already,” Stewart said, “and I think people find it easy.” She was surprised, though, how many voters were turning up at the Central City Courthouse today, and several were registering to vote, with the new law that voters can register on the same day as the elections.
A lawsuit and complaints filed against County Clerk Reba Bechtel regarding improper notarization of election registrations are still pending. A review in the Courts is due on Wednesday, November 6, and complaints before the Colorado Secretary of State and the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission were to be discussed on Monday, November 13.
Election results follow and will be posted on the County’s website at http://co.gilpin.co.us/clerkrecorder/elections/election-notice.html.
Boulder County Results can be found at http://www.bouldercounty.org/elections/results/pages/default.aspx