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Summit County Government

Posted on: October 10, 2018

Summit County Elections Office to Mail Ballots Week of Oct. 15

All registered voters will automatically receive mail ballots; deadline to submit a registration application and receive a mail ballot is Oct. 29

A 24-hour metal drop box with a sticker that says Contact:

Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder: 970-453-3471


SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2018 General Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their addresses are up to date in their voter registrations.

The week of Oct. 15, the Summit County Elections Office will mail a ballot to each active registered voter in the county at the mailing address on file. Monday, Oct. 29, 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 visit the Summit County Elections Office at 208 East Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge. Voters can also use the Colorado Secretary of State’s website 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 fourth general election as an all-mail-ballot state, and we’ve continued to implement improvements to our system that make voting more convenient,” Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathy Neel said. “Every single active registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail this year. The ballot is 18 inches long, double-sided, so we’re encouraging voters to go through their ballots ahead of time at their own pace. You’ll be able to turn in your completed ballot on your own schedule at a 24-hour drop box or by mail.”


Voters should register or confirm their registration mailing address as soon as possible to ensure that they will be included in the initial Oct. 15 mailing. However, the Summit County Clerk’s Office will mail a ballot to anyone who registers by Oct. 29. 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 East Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge.

The drop boxes will accept ballots from Oct. 15 through 7 p.m., Nov. 6, and they are under 24-hour video surveillance. Voters may also drop off their ballots in person at the Early Voter Service Polling Center on the third floor of the Summit County Courthouse from Oct. 22 through 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.


Early voting is available at the Summit County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 22 through Nov. 5, for those who would like to vote in person electronically or by paper ballot. Voters may also obtain a replacement ballot at the same location during this period if they make a mistake, or their ballot becomes damaged or lost.


On Election Day, Nov. 6, voters will be able to vote in person (electronically or via paper ballot) and turn in mail ballots at the following three voting centers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

•    Summit County Courthouse, 208 East 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 take advantage of the drop boxes or vote by mail. If you prefer voting in person, we have two weeks of early in-person voting at the Summit County Courthouse in Breckenridge.”


Voters who have not mailed their ballots by Oct. 30 are highly 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 Elections 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. Per usual, all non-election services of the County Clerk’s Office, including motor vehicle titles and registration, will be closed on 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. This ensures that voting and ballot-counting go smoothly and efficiently. We appreciate Summit County’s 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, visit www.GoVoteColorado.com


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