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It’s now or never to make vote count

Staff Report

Today is Election Day.

Voters in Garfield County will elect candidates for the Glenwood Springs City Council, three school boards and Colorado Mountain College board of trustees, and decide on school-tax increases in two districts and a lodging tax in Carbondale.

They will also weigh in on three statewide ballot questions and a property tax question for the Colorado River Water Conservation District.

Garfield County voters who haven’t returned their ballots by now should personally deliver them to the county clerk’s offices by 5 p.m. in Rifle or by 7 p.m. in Glenwood Springs.

Voters can drop their ballots:

– In the clerk’s drop box on the south side of the Garfield County Courthouse, 109 8th St. in Glenwood Springs.

– At the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 144 East 3rd St. in Rifle.

It is too late to mail ballots.

Ballots postmarked Nov. 4 but received after today will not be counted.

As of late Monday, county voters have returned 8,254 ballots of 18,822 posted, for a 43 percent voter turnout to date, said Garfield County Clerk Mildred Alsdorf.

“We need more,” she said. “I want more people to vote.”

Alsdorf also urged voters to double-check the return envelope on their ballot to make sure they have signed and dated the ballot. Ballots inside unsigned enveloped will not be counted.

See Wednesday’s Post Independent for election results.

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