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News Release

Larimer Clerk Announces Election Plans for Voters Affected by the Flood

Department: Clerk & Recorder
Release Date: Oct 7, 2013

Contact Information:

Media Contact: Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk & Recorder 970/498-7852
Elections Office: 970/498-7820

 

Clerk and Recorder, Angela Myers, today announced plans for handling election details in Larimer County areas affected by the flood.
 
“We had communications with the Secretary of State’s office, as well as other affected counties late last week,” Myers said. “We proposed several ideas and received formal notice of temporary rules from the Secretary’s office on Friday.”  
 
Larimer County requested and was granted permission to mail ballots early. As of today, ballots for the affected areas are in the clerk’s hands and ready to mail out to those voters on Tuesday, October 8th. Ballots will be mailed early only to those areas affected by the floods – specifically Larimer voters in Lyons, Estes Park, and areas surrounding Estes Park.   
 
“Mailing these ballots early enables us to make a second attempt at contacting voters who have temporarily relocated, should their ballots be returned to us as undeliverable,” Myers said, “and allows them time to take action by the end of Election Day.”
 
The Clerk’s office reminds all registered voters to contact the Elections Office with change of address information any time they move – whether it’s due to an emergency or not.
 
Voters in the affected areas may return their ballots to any one of the following three drop-off locations between 8a and 5p, beginning Wednesday, October 9th. All ballots must be RECEIVED (not simply post marked) by the Clerk and Recorders office no later than 7p on Election Day, November 5, 2013.
 
Larimer County Courthouse Loveland Motor Vehicle        Estes Park Motor Vehicle
 200 W. Oak – Fort Collins   205 E. 6th St. – Loveland   1601 Brodie Ave. – Estes Park,8-4:30pm                                                                                  
Ballots for all other voters in Larimer County will be mailed beginning October 15, 2013. County residents may drop off their ballots at any of the drop-off locations listed on our website at www.votelarimer.org. Any elector experiencing difficulty with the ballot and/or voting process should contact the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder’s office directly at 970/498-7820.  #####
 

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