Coloradans who have been affected by the state’s wildfires have multiple options to ensure their votes are counted in the Nov. 3 election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
Those who haven’t returned their ballots can request a new one by mail by Monday or pick up a replacement from a polling center in their county. Those who have been displaced can pick up ballots in other counties and return them to any drop box in the state.
Voters displaced because of evacuation orders and first responders working the fires can get emergency ballots electronically by contacting their county clerk’s office.
Anyone returning their ballot via the U.S. Postal Service should do so by Monday to ensure its timely arrival, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. After that, voters can either drop them off in ballot boxes or in person at voting centers. Locations can be found at www.govotecolorado.gov.
The wildfires spreading across the state have put elections officials to the test to ensure everyone’s ballots are protected. CPR reported Thursday that a bipartisan elections team collected ballots and locked the ballot box in Grand County to ensure ballots were not lost in the East Troublesome fire.
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