Today is last day to register to vote in primary election
July 10, 2010
The primary election is on Tuesday, Aug. 10, and those who hope to vote in it have until Monday, July 12, to register.
July 12 is also the last day to change or withdraw from a major political party affiliation.
Yet for those who are unaffiliated, the chance to become affiliated remains up until a ballot is obtained, until primary election day.
This year’s election in Grand County is a mail ballot election with ballots mailed to affiliated voters starting July 19 through July 23.
Voters can obtain ballots by walk-in at the Grand County Administration Building from July 19 through Aug. 10.
Applications for mail-in ballots that will be mailed to voters must be completed by Aug. 3, and the last day to apply for mail-in ballots for the primary election if the ballot is picked up in person is Aug. 6.
The Grand County Administration Building will be the location for ballot replacement, voting and ballot drop-off daily from July 19 through Aug. 9, including Saturday, Aug. 7, then on election day, Aug. 10.
On the primary election day, voters may vote in person or drop off ballots at the county administration building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The county clerk and recorder’s office has also organized five drop-off locations that will be open only on election day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are:
• The CSU Extension Hall in Kremmling
• The Grand Lake Firehouse in Grand Lake
• The Fraser Valley Baptist Church, Fraser
• The Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash
• Mountain Parks Electric, Granby
More information can be obtained from the Grand County Clerk and Recorder’s elections office at 725-3347 or at the Colorado Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.htm. On the state website, voters can find applications to change affiliation and register to vote.
Those Grand County candidates running in the primary contested are:
Republican primary – Gary Bumgarner and George Davis for commissioner District 3; Christina Whitmer and Brenda Morrow for county treasurer; Tom Weydert and Brian Reynolds for county assessor; and Rod Johnson and write-in candidate Stephen Holland for county sheriff.
Democratic primary – Robert McVay and Peter Ralph for commissioner District 3