Pitkin County: Make sure your voter info is up to date
June 12, 2010
ASPEN – More than 20 percent of the 13,555 registered voters in Pitkin County don’t have their current address on file with the county Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
With an August primary election fast approaching, voters are urged to update their information. There will be polling places for the election, but some voters have opted to receive mail-in ballots.
By law, the clerk’s office is required to send ballots to mail-in voters by non-forwardable mail. That means a voter can’t simply instruct the post office to forward their ballot to another address.
Most mail-in ballots for the Aug. 10 primary will be sent in an initial mailing on or about July 9, but the clerk’s office needs to finalize the mailing list for the first batch of ballots by June 16.
Citizens can verify their voter registration and make any necessary changes online with the state’s new Online Voter Registration system. Go to http://www.pitkinvotes.org to find a link to the system or call (970) 429-2713 for assistance.
Along with state races, Pitkin County voters will be casting ballots in two local primaries – in the county sheriff’s race and in the race for the county commissioner in District 1. Top vote-getters will advance to the November general election ballot.