Prepping for Election Day in Summit County
Ryan Summerlin November 4, 2012
Even with six vote centers up and running, voters should expect long lines at the ballot box Tuesday as Summit County and the rest of the country head to the polls.
Election Day 2012 starts at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The polls will close at 7 p.m.
Polling places will be open at the Old County Courthouse and the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Dillon Town Hall, the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco, the Silverthorne Pavilion and Summit Cove Elementary School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots in-person or drop off mail ballots at the polling places. Local voters can go to whichever vote center is most convenient. Summit County does not require residents to vote by precinct.
In-person voters must show a valid ID.
Individuals who received a mail ballot, but want to vote at the polling place will be able to do so.
More than 14,000 people – 87 percent of the local electorate – turned out to vote in Summit County in the 2008 presidential election, and officials are expecting similarly high participation this year.
The numbers mean voters may encounter long lines and waits of up to two hours at the polls on Tuesday, election officials said.
The motor vehicle office, located in the Old County Courthouse, will be closed on Tuesday to allow the staff to help with the election. The office will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Questions or concerns regarding voting and Election Day logistics should be directed to the Summit County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at (970) 453-3479.