County mail ballots already being returned
EAGLE, Colorado – If you didn’t get a ballot for this year’s county and state election, it’s time to make a call.
According to Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Teak Simonton, about 24,500 ballots were mailed out last week. Of those, about 2,000 completed ballots have been returned.
But ballots were returned by the U.S. Postal Service for about 1,000 people who voted in the 2010 election. That could be for a few reasons, but here’s the main one:
If you’ve moved in the last year or so and changed mailing addresses, the post office cannot forward ballots.
If that’s what happened and you don’t have a ballot, Simonton said voters can call her office – 970-328-8710 – and have a new ballot mailed. There’s an Oct. 25 deadline to have a new ballot mailed, although people can vote in person at the clerk’s offices in Eagle, Avon and El Jebel through 7 p.m. on Nov. 1.
After this year’s election, election officials will try to mail letters to people whose ballots were returned by the post office – unlike ballots, those notices can be forwarded.