Tuesday August 10th, 2010
As many in Elbert County are aware, this Sheriff race has been hotly contested and had its share of drama.
What started as a race between 3 Republicans (Weiss, Heap and Sexton) at one time became a race between 4 candidates when former Sheriff Jack Knous joined the race immediately prior to the County Assembly. At the Elbert County Assembly, just Sexton and Heap were moved forward to the primary. Then the Weiss team routed a petition and were initially denied a slot on the primary election ballot however one law suit and a bit of courtroom drama later (see related articles) saw the name Weiss added to the list.
Tonight, the final ballots were counted and the unofficial results are as follows:
Unofficial Election Results for the Elbert County Colorado Sheriff
Bob Sexton 1,597 votes 36.63%
Shayne Heap 1936 votes 44.40%
Brian Weiss 827 votes 18.97%
Worth noting that of the total voter registration of 11563, 48.54% voted (or 5,613 votes). By all means a great turnout and something Elbert County should be proud of.
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with normal election practise, the Elbert County Clerk and Recorder's Office will conduct canvassing of the votes in order to verify the votes cast are correct. Unless changes are required as a result of that work, the results made official.