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Eagle County’s mail-in ballots on time, clerk says

Melanie Wong
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Voters in Eagle County, Colorado who requested mail-in ballots should have received their ballots on time, said Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Teak Simonton.

Front Range county clerks had trouble with the flood of applications, and tens of thousands of Denver voters still have not received their ballots as a result, the Denver Post reported on Tuesday.

Simonton said that Eagle County hasn’t had that problem, but only due to a “Herculean effort.”

The county had many last-minute requests for mail-in ballots, and it took 10 employees working all day all last week to get the applications processed, she said.

About 4,000 more voters requested mail-in ballots this year compared to the last presidential election.

“For a while I didn’t think we were going to make it,” she said. “Now we’re at a more manageable pace.”

Usually the Clerk’s Office gets the ballots mailed out the day after the application is processed. State law requires that clerks send out the ballots 72 hours after the request is processed.

Voters who think they have not received their ballots on time should contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at (970)328-8728.

Check the status of your ballot by going to http://www.eaglecounty.us/Clerk/elections.cfm and clicking on the “Am I Registered to Vote?” link.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or mwong@vaildaily.com.

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