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Summit County encourages voters to verify addresses before Election Day

Summit Daily staff report
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In preparation for the 2014 General Election, the Summit County clerk and recorder is encouraging voters to check that their addresses are up to date in their voter registrations.

On Oct. 14, the Summit County Elections Office will mail a ballot to each registered voter in the county at the mailing address on file. Monday, Oct. 27, is the last day for individuals to submit voter registration applications and still receive ballots in the mail.

To verify or change the mailing address associated with your voter registration, or to register to vote, visit GoVoteColorado.com, or contact the Summit County Elections Office at (970) 453-3479.

Voters can also use these resources to find polling locations, change party affiliation, view a sample ballot or check to see whether their ballots have been mailed out.

"This is Colorado's first general election as an all-mail-ballot state, so voters will see some changes to processes and time lines relative to what they've experienced in the past," said Kathy Neel, the county's clerk and recorder. "Every single registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail this year, whereas in the past, voters had to request a mail ballot."

Voters may return their ballots by mail in the envelopes provided, or they may drop them off at Dillon Town Hall, Silverthorne Town Hall, Frisco Town Hall or the Summit County Courthouse. The drop-off centers are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 13 through Nov. 3. They're also open on Saturday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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All mail ballots must be received in the clerk's office or at a drop-off center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, regardless of postmark date.

Anyone who wishes to vote in person may do so at any of Summit County's Voter Service and Polling Centers: BOCC Meeting Room, Summit County Courthouse, Breckenridge; Buffalo Mountain Room, Summit County Commons, Frisco; and Silverthorne Pavilion, Silverthorne.

All Voter Service and Polling Centers will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. The BOCC Room will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 20 through Nov. 3.

Summit County voters who will be out of town between Oct. 14 and Election Day can call the Summit County Elections Office to arrange for their ballots to be delivered to another address or to be picked up in person.

If a voter makes a mistake on a ballot, or a ballot becomes lost or damaged, he or she may request a replacement ballot by calling the Elections Office during regular business hours, or between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters may also pick up a replacement ballot at any Voter Service and Polling Center.

The Elections Office counts all valid mail ballots in the same manner as valid ballots submitted in person, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race.

To verify that your ballot has been received by the Elections Office, call (970) 453-3479 or visit co.summit.co.us and navigate to "Elections" under the Services menu.