COLORADO - The Rio Grande County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been notified that the Postal Service is sending out a pre-election mailer to every household in the United States. This mailer contains incorrect election information for Colorado voters. The Postal Service mailer instructs voters to request a mail ballot 15 days before the election. Colorado ballots will be, automatically, mailed to every eligible registered voter the week of October 12. Colorado residents do not need to request a ballot unless they do not receive their ballot in the mail by October 21.
Voters who wish to return their ballot by mail should mail them no later than October 26, contrary to what the USPS mailer suggests. Ballots must be received in the Clerk’s office by 7 p.m. on November 3. Cindy Hill, Rio Grande County Clerk & Recorder, recommends voters return their ballots in person or use the convenient ballot drop box located in the alley between the Courthouse and the Annex Building. This will ensure the ballot is received in time to be counted.
Residents are encouraged to verify that their voter registration is accurate by going to www.GoVoteColorado.gov or call the Clerk’s office at 719-657-3334.