Deadline draws near for voter registration

Moffat County residents have until Oct. 9 to register for general election

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Important dates:

• Last day to register to vote: Oct. 9.

• Last day to request a mail-in ballot: Oct. 30.

• Mail-in ballots go out to voters beginning: Oct. 15.

• Early voting: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Oct. 22 through Nov. 2 at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

• Election day voting: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moffat County Courthouse.

Additional voting centers will be located at the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; Dinosaur Library, 400 School St.; Hamilton Community Center, 17400 S. Colorado Highway 13; and the Maybell Community Center. Dates and times to be determined.

To check your voter status, visit www.govotecolorad... or call the Moffat County elections office at 824-9120.

In 41 days voters across the nation will go to the polls to decide the next president of the United States.

And as election day draws nearer, so do some important deadlines for Craig and Moffat County voters.

Stephanie Beckett, Moffat County elections supervisor, said there are currently 9,215 registered voters in the county, up from 8,526 during the 2008 general election and 9,097 from June’s primary election, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

Beckett said many of the 118 registrations since June are from first time voters.

But October is a busy month during the election cycle and Beckett cautions residents about waiting until the last minute to register to vote because after Oct. 9 it will be too late.

Residents may register to vote up until the Oct. 9 deadline at the Moffat County Clerk & Recorder’s office located in the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

During the week of Oct. 15 registered voters on the permanent mail-in ballot list will begin receiving their general election ballots in the mail.

Registered voters who would prefer to receive their ballot by mail may request a mail-in ballot until Oct. 30.

Early voting will take place during normal business hours — 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday — beginning Oct. 22 through Nov. 2 at the elections office in the Moffat County Courthouse.

This year election day falls on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The elections office will open at 7 a.m. for in-person voting. All ballots must be returned to the elections office by 7 p.m.

Additional ballot boxes will be located throughout the county, including the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; Dinosaur Library, 400 School St.; Hamilton Community Center, 17400 S. Colorado Highway 13; and the Maybell Community Center.

Deadlines to drop ballots in offsite boxes are to be determined.

For more information or to check voter status, visit www.govotecolorado.com or call Beckett at 824-9120

Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or jmoylan@craigdailypress.com.

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