Moffat County voting in the primary elections
The Moffat County primary election is drawing near. Voting day is on June 24, and will determine at least one county race and help decide several state contests.
Local Republicans will be deciding on the commissioner race. Tom Soos, emergency management coordinator for Moffat County will be running against Frannk Moe, owner of Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites for the District 3 County Commissioner seat, currently occupied by Tom Mathers. Both candidates will be on the Republican ticket along with other people running for uncontested local seats and state campaigners seeking higher offices.
Democrats and those in the American Constitution Party will also have ballots, but only be voting at a state level.
Ballots will be sent out to all active and registered voters on June 2. Ballots can be dropped off at the Moffat County Courthouse and the 24-hour drop box at any point up until Election Day. But, Lila Herod, Moffat County clerk and recorder, said voters should mail ballots at least by June 20.
If registered voters want to change parties, they need to do so by Friday, she said. But, if they are currently unaffiliated, they can choose a party as late as Election Day.
Those who want to vote in-person can head to the Moffat County Courthouse on June 24 to use the voter service polling place. There will be staff on-hand to answer questions and there will be accessible voting equipment for people with disabilities.
“If you do not get your ballot in the mail, call us,” Herod said.
Voters who have questions should call Herod at 970-824-9104.
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