Election results: Coming early, then tomorrow

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We've just received a news release from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office, saying election results will be given at 7 p.m. with an update at 7:30, then nothing more until Wednesday. The decision was made because of the fire and smoke at the Citizens Service Center on Garden of the Gods Road, where ballots are being counted.

Here's the release:

For the safety of election workers, due to the Waldo Canyon fire and heavy smoke at the ballot counting center on Garden of the Gods Road, preliminary election results for the June 26, 2012 Primary Election will be released at 7:00 P.M. with a follow-up release of information at 7:30 P.M. The 7:00 release will include all ballots counted up until 5:00 Monday. The 7:30 release will include the majority of results for ballots received and counted on Tuesday. There will be no more results released after the second wave. Final preliminary results will be released as early as possible on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, providing that circumstances allow processing to continue.

Wayne Williams, Clerk & Recorder, wants to assure citizens that no ballots are actually threatened, precautions are being put in place for the safety of election workers.

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