The Nov. 4, 2008 general election is one month away, and it looks like the ballot will be a big one- eighteen inches long with two pages front and back to be voted. Along with the candidate races for President, Senate, Congress, State Senate, State Representative, District Attorney, University of Colorado Regent, local County Commissioners in District 1 and District 2, and two ballot issues for the County, there will also be many state amendments and referendums to be voted upon.
All polling locations will have paper ballots and handicapped accessible machines to vote. Voters will be able to choose their method of voting at their polling places.
Voters may consider the options available to them, such as absentee, that can be applied for until Tues. Oct. 28, 2008 if mailed and Oct. 31, 2008 if not mailed. Please be aware that mail ballots cannot be forwarded and ballots received after Nov. 4, 2008, cannot be counted.
Early voting will take place at the Huerfano Community Center from Oct. 20, 2008 through Oct. 31, 2008 from 8 am to 4 pm on Monday through Friday, and on the day of election, Tues. Nov. 4, 2008 from 7 am to 7 pm. Identification will be required for those choosing to vote early or on Election Day.
Please allow enough time to vote since it is a large ballot. We will working hard to minimize wait times. As always, election signs, billboard signs, and written material relating to candidates may not be defaced, destroyed or removed as it is a misdemeanor and carries a fine along with cost of replacement.
Mon. Oct. 6, 2008 is the last day to register to vote or update your address if you have moved or need to do a name or affiliation change.
For more information contact the County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 738-2380, Mon. – Fri. from 8 to 4 pm.