2010 Primary Election mail ballot information | PostIndependent.com

2010 Primary Election mail ballot information

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The Garfield County Aug. 10 Primary Election is a mail-ballot only election. Ballots should have been mailed to all eligible Garfield County Voters affiliated with the Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian Parties. If any affiliated voter has not received their ballot by Monday, July 26, they may request a replacement ballot by contacting the Garfield County Election Department at 384-3700, option 2.An unaffiliated voter may affiliate with one of the three participating parties at any time up to and including Election Day.There will be two Service Centers where voters can get a replacement ballot, declare a party affiliation, drop off voted mail ballots, or have access to an electronic voting device. Service Centers are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Election Day, Aug. 10, 2010 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Locations: Garfield County Clerk’s Main Office, 109 8th St., Suite 200 Glenwood Springs; Garfield County Clerk’s Rifle Branch Office, 144 East 3rd St., Rifle.

There are four additional drop-off sites throughout the county where voters may deposit voted ballots if they choose not to return their voted ballot by mail. The Garfield County Clerk has partnered with Town Clerks to provide drop-off locations closer to home for voters since the 2006 General Election. Many voters prefer to drop their ballot at a supervised, secure location rather than dropping their ballot in the mail. Garfield County extends our thanks to the Town Clerks for providing this service to the citizens of Garfield County.The Town Hall drop- off sites will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. including Election Day, Aug. 10, 2010. In addition, drop-off sites will be available Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., Carbondale• New Castle Town Hall, 450 West Main St., New Castle• Silt Town Hall, 231 North 7th St., Silt• Parachute Town Hall, 222 Grand Valley Way, Parachute Silt Town Hall will be closed Friday, Aug. 6, for a furlough day, but representatives from the Garfield County Clerk’s Office will be at that site to accept voted ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The deadline to drop off voted ballots at a Town Hall on Election Day is 5 p.m. The deadline to drop off voted ballots at the County Clerk & Recorder’s Main Office or Rifle Branch Office is 7 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots sent through the mail must be received by the Clerk and Recorder’s office by the 7 p.m. deadline on Election Day, a postmark does not count. A voted Primary Ballot returned by mail requires that $0.44 postage be affixed by the sender.Please visit http://www.garfield-county.com and select, Clerk and Recorder under the department tab, for additional election information and access to sample ballots.

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