23,171 ballots already cast in county
Nearly a third of active voters in Mesa County had cast ballots by Thursday, elections officials said.
In all, officials accepted 23,171 ballots, or 30.46 percent of the county’s 76,075 active voters.
Mesa County voters have turned out in large numbers in the past two presidential elections, with 92 percent turnout in 2004 and 2008.
Mail-in ballots can be dropped off during business hours on weekdays through Nov. 6, Election Day, at the Elections Division, 200 S. Spruce St., in Grand Junction; 3225 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Suite A-2, in Clifton; and in the Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave.
Voters also can cast paper ballots or vote on touch-screen machines during the same times at the Grand Junction and Fruita locations, as well as at the county’s road and bridge shop in Clifton, 3202 C 1/2 Road; at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Building C, 2785 U.S. Highway 50; and at the Goodwill Retail Center, 630 24 1/2 Road.