Voter registration deadline today

Today is the last day that residents looking forward to casting ballots in the Nov. 7 general election can register to vote.

With less than one month to go until Election Day, potential voters should be aware of their status of being registered to vote in the county during the election.

If residents are new to the county, they need to register at the election office at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

If a resident has not voted in the last two general elections, they may have been purged from the election system, and they will need to register with the election office.

Anyone who has moved within the county will not need to register again at the new address, said Deputy Clerk and Recorder Lila Herod.

Address changes can be made when voting at one of the four voting centers in Moffat County.

Due to the lengthy ballot in this general election, officials are hoping that a good number of voters will take advantage of the early and absentee voting processes.

Applications for absentee ballots are available at the election office or online. Ballots will be mailed to voters as soon as the election office receives them, which should be sometime this week.

Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters until Oct. 31, and all returned absentee ballots will be accepted until voting ends on Nov. 7. Herod reminds voters that ballots being mailed back to election headquarters should be given plenty of time to negotiate the routes of U.S. Postal Service.

Early voting begins Oct. 23 and ends Nov. 3, and it takes place at the election office in the courthouse.

The election office closes at 4:45 p.m. today, and anyone with questions about a voter's registration status should call 824-9104.

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