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Summit County voting guide: How to vote in person or by mail, early or on Election Day

Summit Daily staff report
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If you're anxious to cast your vote, it's time to start checking your mailbox. Ballots will be mailed out on Tuesday, Oct. 14, to every registered voter in Summit County.

Instead of having to request a ballot by mail, all voters will receive one in Colorado's first general election as an all-mail-ballot state as long as their mailing addresses are correct.

If you're not registered yet or need to update your information, you still have time. Monday, Oct. 27, is the last day to submit voter registration applications and still receive ballots in the mail.

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

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

Voters can either return their ballots by mail in the provided envelopes or drop them off at the Dillon Town Hall, Silverthorne Town Hall, Frisco Town Hall or the Summit County Courthouse.

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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.

Make sure your mailed-out ballot is received in the county clerk's office, at 208 E. Lincoln Ave. in Breckenridge, or at one of the drop-off centers by the deadline of 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

If you'd rather vote in person, you have two options:

You can vote before Election Day at the Old Summit County Courthouse, at 208 E. Lincoln Ave. in Breckenridge, Monday through Friday, Oct. 20 through Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Election Day, you can vote at the courthouse, the Summit County Commons in Frisco or the Silverthorne Pavilion in Silverthorne from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you're registered in Summit County but won't be in town to grab your ballot, call the Summit County Elections Office to have your ballot delivered to another address.

Voters can also visit the office to pick up their ballots in person. If you make a mistake on your ballot, or your ballot becomes lost or damaged, call the office to request a replacement or visit one of the three polling centers around the county to pick one up.

The Elections Office counts all valid ballots, submitted by mail or in person, in the same way 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.

WHAT YOU WILL HELP DECIDE

Who Represents You:

• Governor of Colorado

• Senator and Representative for Colorado in the U.S. Congress

• Representative in the Colorado Congress

• Summit County Commissioner

Whether or not to:

• Increase Summit County property taxes to fund emergency services and water-quality protection

• Define fetuses as people in the state criminal code

• Make school district contract negotiations public

• Label GMOs

• Allow casino gambling at the Aurora horse racetrack

To view a sample ballot, visit co.summit.co.us. There hover over the Services menu, look for the “Clerk & Recorder” option and navigate to “Election Information.”