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All registered voters will automatically receive mail ballots; deadline to submit a registration application and receive a mail ballot is Oct. 31
Contact:Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder970-453-3471, kathy.neel@SummitCountyCO.gov
SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2016 General Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their addresses are up to date in their voter registrations.
On Oct. 17, the Summit County Elections Office will mail a ballot to each registered voter in the county at the mailing address on file. Monday, Oct. 31, is the last day for an individual to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail.
To verify or change the mailing address associated with your voter registration, or to register to vote, visit www.GoVoteColorado.com, or contact the Summit County Elections Office at 970-453-3479. Voters can also use these resources to find polling locations, change party affiliation, view a sample ballot or check to see whether their ballots have been mailed out.
“This is Colorado’s third general election as an all-mail-ballot state, and we’ve continued to implement improvements to our system that make casting a ballot more convenient than ever before,” Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathy Neel said. “Every single registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail this year, and you’ll be able to turn in your completed ballot on your schedule, not ours.”
Voters should register or confirm their registration mailing address by Oct. 14 to ensure that they will be included in the initial Oct. 17 mailing. However, the Summit County Clerk’s Office will mail a ballot to anyone who registers by October 31.
Voters may return their ballots by mail in the envelopes provided, or they may drop them off in 24-hour outdoor, secure drop boxes at the following locations:-Dillon Town Hall, 275 Lake Dillon Dr., Dillon-Frisco Town Hall, 1 Main St., Frisco-Summit County North Branch Library, 651 Center Cir., Silverthorne-Summit County Main Branch Library, County Commons, 0037 Peak One Dr., Frisco-Summit County Courthouse, 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge.
The drop boxes will accept ballots from Oct. 17 through 7 p.m., Nov. 8, and they are under 24-hour video surveillance. Voters may also drop off their ballots in person at the Summit County Clerk’s Office inside the Summit County Courthouse from Oct. 17 through 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Early voting is available at the Summit County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 24 through Nov. 7, for those who would like to vote in person electronically or by paper ballot. Voters may also obtain a replacement ballot at the County Courthouse during this period if they make a mistake on their ballot or their ballot becomes damaged or lost.
On Election Day (Nov. 8), voters will be able to vote in person (electronically or via paper ballot), turn in mail ballots and obtain replacement ballots at the following three voting centers:-Summit County Courthouse, 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge-Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Pkwy., Silverthorne-Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Pl., Frisco.
All registered Summit County voters can vote at any drop box, early-voting location or voting center in the county, regardless of which precinct they live in.
“Two of our voting centers are at different facilities than our drop-box locations, so it’s important to make sure you’re headed to the right place if you’re voting on Election Day,” Neel said. “It’s also important to keep in mind that we can see long lines on Election Day, so we encourage citizens to vote early or by mail to avoid that inconvenience.”
Voters who have not mailed their ballots by Nov. 1 are encouraged to drop off their ballots in person at a 24-hour drop box or voting center. All mail ballots must be received in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, a ballot drop box or a voting center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, regardless of postmark date.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Please note that all non-election services of the County Clerk’s Office, including motor vehicle titles and registration, will be closed during Election Day.
“We urge people to plan ahead on any business they need to conduct with our office in early November,” Neel said. “On Election Day, we have all hands on deck to ensure that voting and ballot-counting go smoothly and efficiently. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.”
The Summit County Elections Office counts all valid mail ballots in the same manner as valid ballots submitted in person, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race. To verify that your ballot has been received by the Elections Office, call 970-453-3479 or visit www.summitcountyco.gov/vote.