Colorado Voters Will Start Seeing Ballots in Their Mailboxes This Week

Oct 14, 2016

La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker talks to KSUT about what to expect on this year's ballot.

Colorado is conducting its first all-mail-in election this year.

According to Parker, election officials across the state decided after the last election to do away with precinct polling places. Active, registered voters will receive a ballot by mail the week of October 17.

Completed ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. election night (November 8). Voter service centers are available with ballot drop boxes.

Reasons included giving voters more time to study the ballot, particularly initiative and referendum questions.

Colorado also has a notoriously long presidential ballot, since, as Parker noted, anyone with a thousand dollars and nine friends who will agree to vote for them can be listed.

This year, Colorado voters will have nine different presidential choices.

The ballot is also packed with questions. Voters in La Plata County, for example, will see ten initiative and referendum questions.

Voters can verify and update their registration information at govotecolorado.com
Learn more about La Plata County elections here

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