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Summit County voters flood Breckenridge voting center

CADDIE NATH
summit daily news

Approximately 2,000 Summit County voters made it to the ballot box by 2 p.m. today.

The Summit County Courthouse in Breckenridge has been the most popular polling place, with lines up to 40 minutes long. Voting centers at Dillon Town Hall, the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco, Summit Cove Elementary School and the Silverthorne Pavilion, while busy earlier in the day, quieted down by early afternoon. Traffic at all locations is expected to pick up at 5 p.m. as the after-work voting crowd arrives.

Polls will close at 7 p.m. Unofficial results will be out soon after, possibly as early as 8:30 p.m., according to Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathy Neel.

Voting kicked off at 7 a.m.

Of Summit County’s approximately 17,000 active voters, 3,800 opted to vote by mail for the midterm election. Another 2,100 voters cast early ballots. Nearly half of active Summit County voters had turned in ballots by mid-day Election Day.

Summit County residents can go to any of the Summit County voting centers. Voters are discouraged from wearing or carrying campaign paraphernalia to voting sites and must have a current ID to cast a ballot. A state-issued driver’s licence or US passport are commonly used forms of identification. A full list of acceptable IDs and other voter information can be found on the Secretary of State website at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/FAQs/VoterRegistrationAndGeneralInformation%20.html.

SDN reporter Caddie Nath can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or at cnath@summitdaily.com.


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