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Summit County Government

Posted on: September 20, 2019

2019 Summit County Coordinated Election Coming Soon

Vote

All active registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 5

Contact: Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk & Recorder, 970-453-3471

SUMMIT COUNTY – Election Day is less than two months away, and the Summit County Clerk & Recorder's Office is encouraging all citizens to participate in the election process.

The office's Elections Division will mail a ballot to each active registered voter in the county during the week of Oct. 14. Any voter who does not receive a ballot by Oct. 23 should visit the Clerk & Recorder at the Summit County Courthouse in Breckenridge during regular business hours to receive a replacement ballot.

There are several helpful online resources for voters:

  • United States Postal Service Informed Delivery Service allows voters to view images of mail waiting for pickup in their mailbox. Sign up online for free: www.informeddelivery.usps.com
  • Visit the Colorado Secretary of State website to register to vote, check your voter record, or find out if your ballot has been received by the county clerk: www.GoVoteColorado.com 
  • The Summit County Clerk & Recorder’s website contains information about upcoming elections, how to become a poll worker and more: www.summitcountyco.gov/vote 

“Colorado’s mail ballot election model continues to lead the way in conducting secure and accurate elections, and Summit County is no exception," Summit County Clerk & Recorder Kathy Neel said. "We’ve continued to implement improvements that make voting more convenient, secure and efficient than ever before.” 

In 2017, a majority of Colorado counties replaced aging voting equipment with new equipment, which was upgraded by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office in August 2019.

“The security improvements and efficiencies gained with the new voting equipment will provide a seamless and safe experience for all voters in Summit County,” Neel said.

Voters can return their ballots by mail in the envelopes provided by dropping them off in drop boxes under 24-hour surveillance. The boxes are outdoors, secure and spread throughout the county:

  • Dillon Town Hall, 275 Lake Dillon Dr., Dillon
  • Frisco Town Hall, 1 Main St., Frisco
  • Summit County North Branch Library, 651 Center Cir., Silverthorne
  • Summit County Main Branch Library, County Commons, 0037 Peak One Dr., Frisco
  • Summit County Courthouse, 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge

Voters can also drop off their ballots in person inside the Summit County Courthouse or any of the Voter Service Polling Centers until 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Early voting is available at the Summit County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 4.  On Saturday, Nov. 2, early voting will be held at the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Voters who would prefer to vote at home may obtain a ballot to take with them.

On Election Day, Nov. 5, voters will be able to vote in person (electronically or via paper ballot), turn in mail ballots and obtain replacement ballots at the following three voting centers:

  • Summit County Courthouse, 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge
  • Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Pkwy., Silverthorne
  • Summit County Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Pl., Frisco

All registered Summit County voters can vote at any drop box, early-voting location or voting center in Summit County, regardless of which precinct they live in.

Voters who have not mailed their ballots by Nov. 2 are encouraged to drop off their ballots in person at a 24-hour drop box or voting center. All mail ballots must be received in the Clerk & Recorder’s Office, a ballot drop box or a voting center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, regardless of postmark date.

The Clerk & Recorder’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Please note that all non-election services of the County Clerk’s Office, including motor vehicle titles and registration, will be closed during Election Day.

“We urge people to plan ahead on any business they need to conduct with our office in early November,” Neel said. “On Election Day, we have all hands on deck to ensure that voting and ballot-counting go smoothly and efficiently. We appreciate the community’s cooperation and understanding.”

The Summit County Elections Office counts all valid mail ballots in the same manner as valid ballots submitted in person, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race.

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