Midday election update: Grand County seeing strong voter turnout for midterms, clerk confirms
It’s half-way through Election Day and Grand County has received around 6,300 ballots, most through the mail and the various drop-box locations.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Grand County Clerk and Recorder’s Office had received 6,217 ballots from the mail and drop-box locations and 166 in-person ballots. They had also received ballots from a Kremmling drop-box that had yet to be counted.
“The voter service and polling centers have not been outrageously busy,” said Grand County Clerk and Recorder Sara Rosene, “but the drop-boxes, people are dropping off their ballots for sure.”
This year, there are around 11,000 active, registered voters in the county, Rosene said. So far, no voting issues have been reported to the clerk’s office.
In the 2016 presidential election, around 8,800 ballots were cast. In the last midterm election in 2014, 6,981 ballots were cast, but there were 2,000 fewer registered voters.
Polls are open until 7 p.m. today. Ballot drop-box locations are the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs, the CSU Extension Hall in Kremmling, the Granby Town Hall, the Grand Lake Town Hall and the Grand Park Community Recreation Center in Fraser.
Voters can register and cast ballots in person at the Grand County Administration Building, the Granby Town Hall or the Grand Park Community Recreation Center until 7 p.m.
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