BROOMFIELD - Broomfield election judges opened and examined a box of uncounted ballots and other election-related materials Friday morning.
The city says those ballots probably could not be counted because they were not marked, returned undeliverable or had too many mistakes, so they warranted a voter request for a new ballot.
In addition, the box could also have two ballots in it that have not been unsealed and could have legitimately voted ballots.
In unofficial election night results, a measure to ban fracking for five years was failing by 13 votes. After other ballots were counted a week later, it was determined that the measure had been approved by 17 votes.
A recount was ordered because the margin of victory was too slim. It passed by 20 votes after the recount was completed.
Nobody knows why the box was not looked at during the Nov. 5 election or after the election.
Ozaki said the potential for a new election should be left up to a judge.
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