Ballots will be sent today to voters around state on counties’ mailing lists
Ballots for this year’s elections will be mailed out today to those Colorado voters who requested them.
For Mesa County, that means more than 58,000 voters could make their decisions on local, state and federal races as early as Tuesday, assuming their ballot arrives in one day and voters return them in person, said Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner.
Currently, 77.5 percent of eligible voters in the county have requested a permanent mail ballot, which is well above the state average of 69.8 percent.
Those high averages are mirrored in the surrounding counties, with Delta with the highest at 78.8 percent.
Reiner says that those voters who don’t receive a mail ballot by week’s end and believe they were supposed to should contact her office.
Reiner said those who haven’t requested a mail ballot likely prefer to vote in person, but should be warned that election lines won’t necessarily be shorter because there are fewer places to cast a ballot in person as a result of the mail-in voters.
Starting Oct. 22 and until Election Day, there will be five early voting centers around the county. On Nov. 6, that number will double.
Until then, there will be four locations around the county where voters can return their ballots if they want to save postage in returning them.