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Dear Editor:The Pitkin County Primary Election on June 26 will be conducted as a traditional “polling place” election, in which voters can vote by mail-in ballot, during early voting or at their polling places on Election Day. This means that only permanent mail-in voters and voters who specifically request mail-in ballots for the primary election will be sent mail-in ballots. If you want to vote by mail and have not received a mail-in ballot yet, you need to request one. There are two deadlines for requesting a mail-in ballot for the 2012 primary election:• If you want to receive your ballot in the mail, you must request it by 4:30 p.m. today.• If you will pick up your ballot in person at the Elections Office, you must request it by 4:30 p.m. Friday.To request a mail-in ballot:• Go to http://www.pitkinvotes.org and download a Colorado mail-in ballot application (under “Online Forms – Voter Registration Forms”). You can return the completed and signed form by U.S. mail or personal delivery to 530 E. Main St., Ste. 101, Aspen, CO 81611, as an email attachment to elections@co.pitkinvotes.org or by fax to 970-920-5196.Visit the Elections Office at 530 E. Main St, in Aspen. We can issue a mail-in ballot over the counter, and you can vote it before you leave our office.Remember that all voted ballots must be received by the Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Postmarks do not count, and ballots received after the deadline will not be counted. In addition, please remember to supply return postage of 65 cents if returning your ballot by mail. Dwight K. Shellman IIIElection manager, Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder’s Office


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