One race decided in today’s primary |

One race decided in today’s primary

Phillip Yates
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Today is primary day.

And for those living in Garfield County, only one race will be decided.

That is the state House District 57 Republican primary battle between Randy Baumgardner, of Hot Sulphur Springs, and Daniel Korkowski, of Grand Lake, said Jean Alberico, Garfield County clerk and recorder.

Voters in nine county precincts will vote in that election. Those precincts are 18 and precincts 20 through 27, Alberico said.

The winner will face off against R. Todd Hagenbuch, a Democrat from Phippsburg.

The only other local election races to be decided this year are two county commissioner races. However, those races do not face any primary challenges.

The District 3 commissioner race pits Republican Mike Samson against Democrat Steve Carter. The District 2 commissioner race will have Republican incumbent John Martin face off against challenger Stephen Bershenyi, a Democrat. Commissioner Tresi Houpt, a Democrat, is not up for re-election.

There will be 10 polling places for the area’s 27 precincts, Alberico said. The area’s precincts will vote at the following places:

– Precincts 1-4 will be voting at Carbondale Town Hall.

– Precincts 5-12 will vote at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

– Precincts 13-15 and a portion of Precinct 18 will vote at the New Castle Community Center.

– Precincts 16 and 17 and the larger portion of precinct 18 will vote at the Silt Fire Station.

– Precincts 19-21 will vote at Rifle City Hall.

– Precinct 22 and 23 will vote at the Garfield Re-2 administration building in Rifle.

– Precincts 24-27 will vote at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.

Election staff will have electronic voting equipment for the disabled at each polling place. Anyone can chose to vote on the electronic voting machine.

Voters can also make their choices with paper ballots that will be counted by precinct digital scanners, Alberico said.

If you have questions about what precinct you live in, contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 945-2377, ext. 1770. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone who has a mail-in ballot can drop them at off at County Clerk and Recorder branches in Glenwood Springs and Rifle by 7 p.m., or drop them off at town halls in Carbondale, New Castle, Silt and Parachute by 5 p.m., Alberico said.

If any resident is going to vote at the polls, her or she must present identification, she said.

Contact Phillip Yates: 384-9117

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