Aspen options to turn in ballot, vote in Tuesday election |

Aspen options to turn in ballot, vote in Tuesday election

Staff reports

It is too late to mail in a ballot to be counted for the November elections, but there are other ways to get your vote in.

Aspen-area voters can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Voter Service and Polling Center at the Jewish Community Center. Voters must bring a valid identification in order to cast in-person ballots at the Jewish Community Center (435 W. Main St.).

Voters also may drop off their mail ballots at the Pitkin County Election Office (501 E. Hyman Ave.) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. Both Basalt Town Hall (101 Midland Ave.) and the Town of Snowmass Village Town Hall (130 Kearns Road) have 24-hour drop-off boxes.

As of Friday, 2,272 mail ballots had been received, according to the Pitkin County Election Office.

Ballot items include a proposed Aspen tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products, a general obligation bond question for the city’s purchase of land in Woody Creek for future water storage, a tax measure for Colorado Mountain College and openings on both the CMC board of trustees and the Aspen School District Board of Education.

Eagle County residents in the Roaring Fork Valley will have two specific ballot questions. Question 1A asks if a tax should be added to the sales of retail marijuana to fund mental health and substance abuse services in the county. Question 1B asks voters to give Eagle County the right to provided high-speed internet, cable television and telecommunications services either directly or indirectly with the public and/or private sector partners.