Make sure you get your ballots |

Make sure you get your ballots

Melanie Wong
Vail CO, Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” Residents should start receiving mail-in ballots for November’s election Oct. 15, Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Teak Simonton said.

The only county issues on the ballot are school district board candidates for both the Eagle County and Roaring Fork school districts.

Vail also will have its town election, which will be conducted at a polling place. There also are several special district elections that will be done by mail.

Ballots will be mailed from Oct. 12 to Oct. 22 to all active voters. A voter becomes “inactive” if they missed voting in a federal election. The following January they receive a letter asking to re-activate, and if they still do not respond, they may not receive their ballot for the next election, Simonton said.

Voters who don’t receive ballots and want to vote should contact the county clerk’s office.

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

If voters want their ballots sent to another address, they need to make the request through forms available from the clerk’s office or on the Eagle County Web site. Ballots also can be picked up at the Eagle or El Jebel county offices through 7 p.m. on election day, Nov. 6.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 748-2928 or

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