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Fall election ballots going out in two weeks by mail

It’s a big ballot this year

By Cayla Vidmar

The initial mailing of the fall election ballots in Gunnison County will be sent out on Monday, October 15, heading to 13,487 registered voters. According to Gunnison County chief deputy elections clerk Diane Folowell, voters can expect a large ballot this year.

“We have 10 special districts and municipalities coordinating with us this year, along with local government and the state election,” says Folowell. Starting on October 8, voters can head into the Blackstock Government Building in Gunnison to register to vote, change voter information or their address. Voters who will be out of town during the polling time (October 22 through November 6) or who will be unable to receive a mail-in ballot may pick up a ballot at the Blackstock Building starting October 8.

Mail-in ballots may either be mailed back and in the hands of the county clerk by Election Day (postmarked date doesn’t count), or be dropped off at the Blackstock Building, Queen of All Saints Parish Hall in Crested Butte, or the Fred Field Western Heritage Center. Voters may also attend the polls by surrendering their mail-in ballot and voting in person at those three locations.

In-person polling will be held on the following dates:

—Blackstock Building, October 22 through October 26, October 27, October 29, November 3, November 5 and November 6;

—Queen of All Saints, October 29 through November 2, November 3, November 5 and November 6;

—Fred Field Western Heritage Center on Election Day only, November 6.

Poll times vary; please check with your location of choice.

Folowell notes that if voters do not receive their ballot in the mail one or two days after October 15, they should contact the Gunnison County elections office at (970) 641-7638. If you have moved or changed your PO box, know that ballots cannot be forwarded to new addresses. You may also check your voter registration status at GoVoteColorado.com.

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