Moffat County gears up for local and state elections

Election calendar

March 16 — Precinct Caucus Day

April 10 — Republican County Assembly

July 12 — Last day to register to vote for the primary election

July 31 — Early voting begins

Aug. 3 — Last day to request mail-in ballots

Aug. 6 — Last day for early voting

Aug. 10 — Primary election

Oct. 4 — Last day to register to vote for the general election

Oct.18 — Early voting begins

Oct. 26 — Last day to request mail-in ballots

Oct. 29 — Last day for early voting

Nov. 2 — General election

With elections soon ap­­proa­ching, Moffat County elections supervisor Lila Herod is pushing to raise voter awareness.

Located in the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, Herod’s office is the Moffat County elections headquarters.

There, residents can find information on the upcoming elections, deadlines and forms for both candidates and voters.

The primary election will be Aug. 10, and the general election will be Nov. 2.

Herod can provide request forms for mail-in ballots for the primary and general elections.

The last day to request mail-in ballots for the primary election is Aug. 3, and Oct. 26 for the general election.

The last day to register to vote in the primary elections is July 12. Early voting for the primary begins July 31 and ends Aug. 6.

All residents must be registered to vote for the general election by Oct. 4, and early voting begins Oct. 18 and ends Oct. 26.

To register to vote, the applicant must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years old by general election day and register 29 days before voting in any election.

There are several voter registration locations throughout Craig, including the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, the Colorado Driver’s License office, 555 Breeze St., Moffat County Social Services building, 595 Breeze St., or Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

There are four voting centers in Moffat County open on election days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, Hamilton Community Center, 17400 S. Colorado Highway 13, Maybell Community Center, 103 Ellis St., and the Dinosaur Library, 400 W. School St.

Any Moffat County resident may vote at any of the county’s voting centers, Herod said.

Herod’s office also has information for prospective candidates.

Moffat County residents will vote on all but one county public office in November. County commissioner Tom Gray’s seat is the only position not up for election.

For more information visit www.craigdailypress.com/Election2010.

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