Three days remain for voters to drop off mail-in ballots |

Three days remain for voters to drop off mail-in ballots

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado – Tuesday, Aug. 10, is primary election day, which means that there are three days remaining – today, Monday and Tuesday – for voters to drop off mail-in ballots for this year’s primaries involving major-party candidates.

That’s because, according to election officials, it’s already too late to put a ballot in the mail and be certain it will get to the county clerk’s office by 7 p.m. on election day. The primary election is by mail-in ballot only.

Ballot drop-off locations will be open today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations: Carbondale Town Hall, the Garfield County Courthouse, New Castle Town Hall, Silt Town Hall, the Rifle branch office of the county clerk and Parachute Town Hall.

On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 9 and 10, the same locations that will be accepting ballots during normal business hours, from 8 a.m. or so until 5 p.m.

On primary day itself, Aug. 10, the two county clerk’s office locations, at the main county courthouse in Glenwood Springs and at the branch office in Rifle, will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Unaffiliated voters are not eligible to vote in the primaries, but they are allowed to affiliate with a major party up until 7 p.m. on election day, and vote in that party’s primary.

In order to change their affiliation, unaffiliated voters must go to either of the county clerk’s offices, in Rifle or Glenwood Springs, to fill out the proper forms and pick up a ballot.

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