Ballot counting in Colorado general election stretches into Wednesday

BOULDER - Some of the Colorado's most populous counties, including Denver, Boulder, Adams and Arapahoe, were still counting ballots on Wednesday morning.

Arapahoe County election officials said workers were starting to count again around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials said they still have 20,000 to 25,000 ballots to count.

-- Denver County takes a break --

Denver County election officials took a break from counting ballots with about 11,000 ballots still to go.

Election workers started leaving around 5 a.m.

Denver County tweeted that they were taking what they called a "pause for the cause."

"We want to get our folks rested so they are sharp upon their return," Denver Elections officials said.

Officials said the workers would return "late morning," but did not give a specific time.

-- Boulder County still counting --

In Boulder, officials told 7NEWS they still had more than 20,000 ballots remaining to count at 5:45 a.m.

"Still here, still counting ballots," the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder's Office tweeted at 4:30 a.m.

-- Adams County update --

Adams County officials said they counted until 2 a.m. Wednesday, then returned at 9 a.m. Wednesday to continue counting.

 As of this morning, nearly 25,000 ballots remain uncounted, officials said.

"On a good day we can count between 15-20,000 ballots," said Adams County Clerk & Recorder Karen Long in a statement send to 7NEWS. "With the tremendous volume of late votes that were cast, and a write-in only option in one race, it is likely that we will complete our counting process at some point on Thursday."

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