Craig voter registration deadline looming

City of Craig to mail more than 3,000 ballots starting March 14

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Municipal election calendar:

Friday — Last day candidate nomination petitions may be circulated and signed before the election

Monday — Last day a person can register to vote in the municipal election

March 14 — Ballots are mailed to registered and active city voters

April 5 — Election Day

— To activate, register or update your voter status, visit www.govotecolorad... or stop by the Moffat County elections department inside the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

Reader poll

How will the decision to make April’s municipal election an all mail-in ballot affect your likelihood to vote?

  • I am more likely to vote because of it. 28%
  • I am less likely to vote because of it. 10%
  • I would have voted either way. 52%
  • I would not have voted either way. 10%

145 total votes.

Craig City Clerk Shirley Seely said the deadline for residents who want to participate in this year’s city election is soon approaching.

The deadline for residents to register to vote in the April 5 city council and mayoral election is Monday.

Currently, there are 5,907 registered voters in the city. Since January, 32 new residents have registered to vote.

Of the city’s voters, however, only 3,110 are active and will receive a ballot to vote in the election, said Lila Herod, Moffat County Clerk and Recorder.

To activate, register or update voter status, visit www.govotecolorado.com or stop by the Moffat County elections department inside the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

Residents from all political affiliations may vote in the municipal election because it is non-partisan, Seely said.

The city will begin mailing out ballots to active city voters March 14.

“We will be getting them out as soon as we can,” Seely said.

Although the election is a mail ballot format instead of a single polling place, residents can return their ballot to one of two drop boxes between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at either the courthouse or Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

Ballots must be returned no later than 7 p.m. April 5. Ballots need to be mailed by at least April 1 in order for them to be received by Election Day, Seely said.

Friday marks the deadline for residents to return candidate nomination packets for city council and mayor.

Three council seats currently held by Ray Beck, Joe Herod and Byron Willems are up for grabs in the election in addition to the mayor’s position.

So far, Beck, Willems, Joe Bird, Don Jones, Stephen Hinkemeyer and Tony Bohrer have picked up council packets. Council member Terry Carwile and local resident Frank Moe have picked up packets to run for mayor.

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