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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:
“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:
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:
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.