County could shatter record for mail voting

Mesa County is on track to shatter its record of mail-in votes, 19,278 set during the 2004 presidential election, according to the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

As of last week, more than 15,000 local residents had cast their mail-in ballots. At least 27,000 mail-in ballots are still out among the public, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported.

Voters who request mail-in ballots are barred from voting on the electronic voting machines during early voting or on Election Day.

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich said she thinks early and mail-in voting has steadily become more popular across Colorado and in Mesa County because for many people, it’s better than standing in line on Election Day.

“I think it’s really convenient for the voters,” Rich said. “Everybody’s got a life.”


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