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Everything you need to know about voting in Eagle County and Vail’s Nov. 7 election

October 24, 2017, 9:08 am

Eagle County ballots for the upcoming Nov. 7 election were mailed to all active registered voters in Eagle County on Oct. 16 and should now have been received. Ballots must be returned by Nov. 7.

eagle county logoVoters are reminded to affix 49 cents postage to their ballots if they choose to return them by mail. If a ballot indicates the voter is required to include a copy of his or her identification, additional postage may be needed.

The Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s Office is reminding voters of upcoming election dates:

  • Oct. 30 – Deadline for requesting a ballot to be mailed; anyone registering after Oct. 30 must pick up a ballot in person from one of the three Clerk & Recorder Voter Service and Polling Centers.
  • Oct. 30 to Nov. 6 – Voter Service and Polling Centers open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at all three Clerk & Recorder’s Office locations.
  • Nov. 4 – Voter Service and Polling Centers open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Avon, Eagle and El Jebel Clerk & Recorder Offices.
  • The Voter Service and Polling Center located in Vail at the Grand View Room on top of the Lionshead parking structure will be open on Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 7 – Election Day. All ballots must be received by the Clerk & Recorder; postmarks do not count. Voter Service and Polling Centers open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all three Clerk & Recorder’s office locations and the Grand View Room in Vail. Clerk & Recorder Offices will be closed for non-election services on Election Day.

Eligible voters who have resided in the state for at least 22 days, or since Oct. 16, can register to vote up to and including on Election Day.

Clerk & Recorder’s offices are located in Avon at 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., in Eagle at 500 Broadway, and in El Jebel at 0020 Eagle County Dr. The Grand View Room at the Lionshead parking structure is located at 395 S. Frontage Rd W. in Vail. Available services at the Voter Service and Polling Centers include voter registration, changes to registrations, disabled access voting, in-person voting, ballot drop boxes and replacement ballots.

There are also 24-hour ballot drop boxes with lighting and video surveillance outside of Clerk & Recorder Offices in Eagle, Avon, and El Jebel.

The Town of Vail and Vail Recreation District elections are conducted separately from the Eagle County Coordinated Election. For questions about the Vail election, contact the Vail Town Clerk’s Office at 970-479-2136 or visit www.vailgov.com/elections. For questions about the Vail Recreation District election, visit www.vailrec.com/elections.

To check current Colorado voter registration, visit www.govotecolorado.com. For more information, call the Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 970-328-8715 or email elections@eaglecounty.us.

Early Absentee Voting for Vail’s November Election Begins Oct. 26

The Vail Town Clerk’s Office is reminding Vail voters that beginning Thursday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Nov. 3, early absentee voting for the Regular Municipal Election will be offered at the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Voters may also drop their absentee ballots to the town offices until 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 7.

As of Oct. 16, the Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 445 absentee ballots to voters, including overseas and active military voters. Absentee voting can be done by submitting the appropriate request form to the Town Clerk’s Office. These forms can be accessed online at vailgov.com/elections and are due no later than Nov. 3. For absentee ballots to be counted, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Nov. 7 either by mail or hand-delivered.

Vail’s Election Day polling location will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.  When voting at the poll, please bring a current and valid Colorado identification, such as a Colorado driver’s license, U.S. passport, utility bill with name and address of elector, or Colorado State-issued identification card. If you have moved, you must update your voter registration with your new residence address prior to voting and any changes in voter registration can be made online at govotecolorado.com or at one of the Eagle County Voter Service and Polling Centers.

For questions about the Vail election, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 970-479-2136 or access the town’s website at vailgov.com/elections.

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