A screen grab from the Arapahoe County clerk and recorder's website on the morning of Nov. 8, showing it had been more than 13 hours since the most recent release of votes from the election the day before. Credit: SCREEN GRAB

Arapahoe County has tens of thousands of votes left to count.

On Election Night, the county posted its final round of results at 10:44 p.m. After that, its next round of results came at 12 p.m. today.

After the county’s third drop of results around 10 p.m. on Election Night, Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that her staff would release one final update of unofficial results at 11:30 p.m.

They released a round of results at 10:44 p.m. and did not release more results at 11:30 p.m.

When asked why no results were dropped at 11:30 p.m., county spokesperson Anders Nelson said the county decided to do that drop early for the final round of the night.

Neighboring Douglas and Jefferson counties updated their results at 12:07 a.m. and 3:20 a.m., respectively.

As of 10:03 a.m. on Nov. 8, Nelson said the county had counted about 62% of the total votes cast. He said the county had about 42,041 ballots remaining.

These numbers do not include ballots the county will receive today in a cross-county ballot swap or cured ballots and military and overseas ballots that the county will receive through Nov. 15, he said.

As votes continue to roll in, the race for the Littleton Public School Board of Education is too close to call.

While Lindley McCrary is leading the pack with 30% of votes, the next position is close — with Cherie Garcia-Kuper leading Brian Macaulay by 319 votes.

The county plans to post updated results today at 4 p.m.

Editor’s note: This story was corrected at 2:33 p.m. to correct the time of Joan Lopez’s post on X. She posted at around 10 p.m., not 10:44 p.m. It was also adjusted to clarify that the final round of election results was posted on the county’s website after her post on Twitter.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 2:35 p.m. with recent election results.

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