In an effort to make sure displaced voters receive a ballot for the upcoming election, the Boulder County Elections Division will mail ballots early to areas of the county affected by flooding. The Clerk & Recorder’s office plans to mail ballots beginning Wednesday to 2,741 residents of Jamestown and Lyons, towns that were especially devastated by floods in mid-September.The 2013 Coordinated Election, set for Tuesday, November 5, is being conducted by mail ballot with several voter service and polling centers throughout the county. If a voter can still receive mail at their regular address, they should receive a ballot. However, if a displaced voter is not receiving mail, or they have forwarded their mail to a new address
without updating their voter registration, they will not receive a ballot. (Under Colorado law, ballots cannot be forwarded.)
Mailing the ballots early will allow the Elections Division to respond when a ballot is returned to our office as non-deliverable. Elections staff can then reach out to voters in flood-devastated areas with information on how to obtain a ballot.While we expect the early mailing to Lyons and Jamestown will help, we understand there are many other voters around Boulder County who have been displaced by flooding. If you’re a displaced voter, here’s how to make sure you receive a ballot for the upcoming election:
1. Go to www.GoVoteColorado.com no later than Monday, October 28, and update your address (must have a Colorado driver’s license or state ID to use website). We’ll mail a ballot to your updated address.
• Boulder: 1750 33rd St., Suite 200 (open now through 7 p.m. on Election Day)
• Longmont: 529 Coffman St. (open Monday, Oct. 21, through 7 p.m. on Election Day)
• Lafayette: 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 105 (open Monday, Oct. 28, through 7 p.m. on Election Day)
• Boulder: University Club, CU Campus, 972 Broadway (open Monday, Oct. 28, through 7 p.m. on Election Day)
Key Dates for the 2013 Coordinated Election:
• Monday, Oct. 28: Last day to register to vote online for the coordinated election. Voters may register in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center up to and including Election Day.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5: Election Day. All ballots must be in the hands of the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office by 7 p.m.