Election 1.0 for Garfield County | PostIndependent.com

Election 1.0 for Garfield County

Election day, Nov. 2, is approaching rapidly, but already more than 5,000 Garfield County voters have cast their ballots, according to County Clerk Jean Alberico.

Of the 15,303 mail-in ballots sent out to county residents, she said, nearly 5,000 have been mailed in and “processed” by her office. She urged voters to get their ballots in the mail no later than Oct. 28 to be sure they will arrive at her office by election day.

Another 326 ballots have been cast at “early voting” machines, she said.

Although the deadline has passed for voters to ask that a mail-in ballot be sent to them, Alberico said, voters have until Oct. 29 to go to polling places in Rifle and Glenwood Springs to either pick up an early ballot or vote early at that time.

The early voting polling location are at the main clerk’s office in the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, or the Human Services building at the intersection of 14th St. and Railroad Avenue in Rifle.

The clerk’s offices, at the courthouse in Glenwood Springs or at 144 E. 3rd St. in Rifle, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accept completed ballots until Oct. 28.

Town halls in Carbondale, New Castle, Silt and Parachute are drop off points for ballots during business hours until election day, and ballots also may be dropped off until 7 p.m. on election day at any of the seven polling locations around the county.

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