Monday is last day to register to vote in Grand County
October 2, 2009
Monday, Oct. 5, is the last day to register for the Nov. 3 election.
Both East Grand and West Grand schools have ballot questions and candidate elections on the ballot, the Fraser Sanitation District is asking voters if it should dissolve, and the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs has two ballot questions, one to increase taxes and the other to retain revenue.
This odd-year election is being conducted mail-ballot only, according to Grand County Clerk and Recorder Sara Rosene.
But new in this election are three drop-off locations throughout the county on Election Day to accommodate voters who don’t mail back ballots in time, Rosene said. “Many people pay more attention to the election as it gets closer,” she said. “I just wanted to make sure everyone could get ballots to us on Election Day.”
The county plans to mail ballots out to voters on Oct. 13 – the first day possible by law.
Voters then have until 7 p.m. Nov. 3 to cast ballots and get them to the Grand County Administration Building via drop-off locations, in person or by mail.
The drop-off sites will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day only, Nov. 3, Rosene said.
Drop-off locations are: Fraser Valley Baptist Church, Fraser; Kremmling Fire Station, Kremmling; and Mountain Parks Electric, Granby.
Per the Colorado Constitution, the Grand County Clerk recently mailed fliers informing voters of the ballot questions, with statements filed both in support of the questions and against them. The only question not represented on the flier is the Fraser Sanitation District dissolution because it is not a TABOR question, Rosene said.
For those who do not have the ability or desire to vote a paper ballot, she added, electronic equipment is available at the Grand County Administration Building starting on Oct. 13 up until the Nov. 3 Election Day.
Voters may access sample ballots and voter registration forms on Grand County’s Web site at http://www.co.grand.co.us by clicking on “Elections” on the left-hand side of the home page.
Voters may e-mail or fax registration forms to the county office of the clerk and recorder by 5 p.m. Monday.
Or, voters may register at any Grand County town hall or high school.
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