Decision time is here: Voting starts Monday |

Decision time is here: Voting starts Monday

Lynn Burton
Staff Writer

On your mark, get set, vote.

Early walk-up voting starts at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs on Monday, Oct. 21, and in Rifle at 144 E. 3rd St. on Monday, Oct. 28. There are other voting options as well.

Residents who prefer to vote by mail can request absentee ballots be sent to them through Tuesday, Oct. 29, or can pick them up at the courthouse in person through Friday, Nov. 1, said Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Mildred Alsdorf.

Alsdorf said she must receive absentee ballots by 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5. There is a drop box for ballots in front of the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs for those who opt not to use the mail. Ballots received after 7 p.m. on election day will not be counted.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, and polls throughout the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents who vote on election day must go to their precinct polling places to cast their ballots on Nov. 5.

Alsdorf said polling place locations for the Glenwood Springs area will be published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent next week, and for the Carbondale and Rifle areas the following week.

Residents who don’t know where to vote should call the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office at 945-2377.

Alsdorf said residents who have changed their names, place of residence or anything else on their voter’s registration card since the last election must file the changes at the clerk and recorder’s office prior to voting.

Changes can be mailed to the Garfield County Courthouse, Suite 200, 109 8th St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or faxed to 947-1078. The letter must include the voter’s social security number and date of birth to verify identity. Alsdorf said changes cannot be phoned in.

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