garfield county election judges

Mail-in ballots are in the mail

October 13, 2010

Voters with permanent mail-in status and voters who have already requested a mail-in ballot just for the November 2 general election should receive their ballots this week. All of these ballots were placed in the mail stream on Tuesday, October 12. If mail-in voters have not received their ballots by Monday, October 18, 2010, please contact the Garfield County Clerk’s Office at 384-3700, Option 2.

Mail-in ballots will continue to be mailed on a daily basis as requested by voters. The last day to request a mail-in ballot be sent by mail is Tuesday, October 26, 2010. The last day to pick up a mail-in ballot in person is Friday, October 29, 2010.

Voted mail-in ballots may be returned by mail. Be sure to affix proper postage of sixty-one cents ($.61) per ballot. Postmarks do not count, so make sure that the latest date you mail back a voted ballot from an area post office is Friday, October 29, 2010. We must have ballots by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots may be returned in person to any of the numerous drop-off sites across the county. The blue secrecy sleeve included in each ballot packet has the complete list of drop-off sites.

Ballots may be dropped off at Carbondale Town Hall, New Castle Town Hall, Silt Town Hall, and Parachute Town Hall during normal working hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Voters may request ballots, replacement ballots and drop-off voted ballots at either of the County Clerk’s offices, located in Glenwood Springs and Rifle. This can be done during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, voters may drop off ballots just inside the east entrance of the courthouse in Glenwood Springs, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., when the courthouse is open to the public. Both County Clerk offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

A new option for voters this year allows voted mail-in ballots to be dropped off at any of the ten combined polling locations in Garfield County on Election Day from 7 am to 7 pm.