Mail-in voters have already broken county record

More Mesa County residents have voted by mail this year than in any other election to date, according to statistics maintained by the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

As of Monday evening, 20,110 voters had cast their ballots by mail, compared to the previous record of 19,278, set during the 2004 presidential election.

This year’s record mail-voter tally, however, could more than double if each of the 43,643 voters who to date have requested a mail-in ballot actually votes.

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich said she is elated about the turnout numbers thus far, including the more than 6,300 voters who have voted at early-voting locations.

“There are still a lot of voters out there, and we are anxious to have them vote!” Rich said in an e-mail.

As of Monday evening, 6,351 voters had cast their ballots at an early-voting location, less than one-third of the 20,665 voters who voted at an early-voting location in 2004.

Early voting ends Friday, which also is the final day to request a mail-in ballot in person at the old county courthouse, 544 Rood Ave. To learn more about how to vote, visit


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