TELLURIDE – Citizens have the opportunity for their voices to be heard on local and national issues, but only if they vote. The San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder’s office has some advice for voters on next week’s General Election.
Those who chose to vote by mail-in ballots must return them to the clerk’s office no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4. “Ballots must be received by Nov. 4, not postmarked,” stressed San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder Peggy Nerlin. Those choosing to send their ballot through the post office must use two first class stamps and put it in the mail several days ahead of the deadline to ensure it reaches the clerk’s office on time, or drop it off in person.
It is important to note that those who have chosen to vote by mail this year cannot reconsider and cast a regular ballot in person on Election Day, Nerlin added. “Unfortunately, it is too late to change your mind for the General Election,” she explained. “Individuals who have signed up to receive a mail ballot would be required to vote on a provisional ballot at their assigned polling location.”
Today, Friday, Oct. 31, is the last day for early voting, available at the Telluride Marshal's Department, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. For information on polling locations on Election Day and to download a sample ballot, visit the San Miguel County website at www.sanmiguelcounty.org.
Nerlin can be reached at 728-3954 or firstname.lastname@example.org.