Summit County Government

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Early Voting Open For Business in Summit County

Photo of the entrance to a voting center.

All registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 7


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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Early voting is underway in Summit County for the 2017 Coordinated Election. The Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to complete their ballots and return them by mail or in person by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7.  

The Summit County Elections Office mailed a ballot to each active registered voter in the county during the week of Oct. 16. Any voter who has not received a ballot should come to the elections office at the Summit County Courthouse in Breckenridge during regular business hours to receive a replacement ballot.

To verify or change the mailing address associated with your voter registration, or to register to vote, visit www.GoVoteColorado.com, or contact the Summit County Elections Office at 970-453-3479. Voters can also use these resources to find polling locations, change party affiliation, view a sample ballot or check to see whether their ballots have been received by the clerk’s office.

“This is Colorado’s fourth election as an all-mail-ballot state, and we’ve continued to implement improvements to our system that make voting more convenient, secure and efficient,” Summit County Clerk and Recorder Kathy Neel said. “Citizens who vote in person will get a chance to see our new voting equipment.”

The newly acquired Dominion voting equipment replaced aging equipment used in past elections. It will help to streamline the voting process and expedite tabulation of results.

Voters may return their ballots by mail in the envelopes provided, or they may drop them off in 24-hour outdoor, secure drop boxes at the following locations:

  • 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.


The drop boxes will accept ballots through 7 p.m., Nov. 7, and they are under 24-hour video surveillance. Voters may also drop off their ballots in person inside the Summit County Courthouse or any of the Voter Service and Polling Centers until 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Early voting is available at the Summit County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 6, for those who would like to vote in person electronically or by paper ballot. Voters may also obtain a replacement ballot at the County Courthouse during this period if they make a mistake on their ballot or their ballot becomes damaged or lost.

On Election Day (Nov. 7), 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 and 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 the 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 and Recorder’s Office, a ballot drop box or a voting center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, regardless of postmark date.

The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through 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 your 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. To verify that your ballot has been received by the Elections Office, call 970-453-3479 or visit www.summitcountyco.gov/vote.


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