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24-hour drop off for Eagle County ballots

24-hour drop off for Eagle County ballots

Eagle County has added 24-hour drop-off boxes for election ballots at its clerk and recorder offices at El Jebel, Avon and Eagle this year.

Clerk and Recorder Teak Simonton said voters in the El Jebel and Basalt area can drop off their ballots at the box at the Eagle County office building in El Jebel. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be situated in a way where the driver can deposit a ballot without existing a vehicle, she said. The clerk’s office had to comply with a Colorado Secretary of State rule that the ballot box be observed at all times. In order to be visible to a video camera, the ballot box in El Jebel had to be situated as it is, she said.

Ballots were mailed out earlier this month for the June 28 Democratic and Republican primaries. Unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a party up to and including Election Day.

Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. June 28 to be counted.

Cyclists injured in collision

Two women bicyclists were injured Wednesday when they collided while riding on the Rio Grande Trail near Rock Bottom Ranch in the midvalley.

The circumstances of the accident were unclear, according to Richard Cornelius, division chief for the Basalt Fire Department. Both women were transported to Aspen Valley Hospital with traumatic but non-life threatening injuries. One suffered a possible head injury, but both were wearing helmets, he said.

Information about the victims couldn’t be released for legal reasons. The call came in at 11:26 a.m. for a collision between two women in their 50s.


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