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Weld County’s ballots received numbers shoot up to more than 9,000

James Redmond
jredmond@greeleytribune.com

The number of Weld County ballots turned in climbed to well over 9,400 Tuesday, after reaching just over 900 the day before.

Information from the Colorado Secretary of State's office showed 9,440 Weld County ballots had been received by Tuesday, or 5.2 percent of Weld's total registered voters as of Monday.

"I am so excited that we are getting so many ballots back," said Weld County Clerk and Recorder Carly Koppes. "We've started counting the ballots today, so it's really fortunate that we're able to get those ballots in."

Voter registration changes daily, as residents can register any time up to Election Day. As of Monday, Weld County had 179,857 registered voters, almost 1.5 percent more than were registered two weeks ago.

The drastic increase in turned-in ballots didn't surprise Koppes. Ballots went out in the mail last week so many people probably started voting their ballots over the weekend and mailed them in at the start of the week. Because of that, she said she expects just as many ballots — maybe even more — to come in over the next few days.

Koppes welcomes the incoming ballots. Weld's election office can handle the influx.

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"We're really built to have anywhere between 7,000 and 10,000 come in daily," she said.

Across the state, voters have turned in 286,639 ballots. The Colorado Secretary of State's office released that number Tuesday with a breakdown of ballots returned by party registration for Weld County along with the same information for other Colorado counties.

As of Tuesday, the Weld County ballot breakdown looks like:

» American Constitution Party — 39 (5.5 percent of total registered).

» Democratic Party — 3,011 (7.1 percent of total registered).

» Green Party — 20 (4.7 percent of total registered).

» Libertarian Party — 58 (3.0 percent of total registered).

» Republican Party — 4,050 (6.0 percent of total registered).

» Unaffiliated — 2,262 (3.3 percent of total registered).

» Total — 9,440

Voting

Voters also can deposit their ballots at several drop-off locations or the county election office. Most drop-off locations open Nov. 4.

Additionally, some voter service and polling centers have already opened and stay open through Election Day, offering voter registration, replacement ballots, the chance to update voter records and voting on an accessible voting machine.

If voters damage or incorrectly mark their ballot, they can obtain a replacement ballot by going to the Weld County Election Office at 1401 N. 17th Ave. in Greeley.

Additionally, voters can obtain a replacement ballot or just vote in person at a voter service and polling centers.

Voters concerned about their voter registration should check their information online at http://www.govotecolorado.com and if needed, call the Weld County Elections Department at (970) 304-6525.

Voter Service and Polling Centers

» Trinity Lutheran Church/School, 3000 35th Ave., Greeley. Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays starting Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. , Nov. 8.

» Weld County Training Center, 1104 H St., Greeley. Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays starting Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8

» Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave., Fort Lupton. Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, starting Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Southwest Weld County Services Complex, 4209 Weld County Road 24 ½, Longmont (Del Camino). Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays starting Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Windsor Faith United Church, 1020 Walnut St., Windsor. Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, starting Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Johnstown Senior Center, 101 Charlotte St., Johnstown. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Keenesburg Town Hall, 140 S. Main St., Keenesburg. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Nunn Town Hall, 185 Lincoln Ave., Nunn. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Platteville Town Hall, 400 Grand Ave., Platteville. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Erie Recreation Center, 450 Powers St., Erie. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Evans Community Complex, 1100 37th St., Evans. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Mead Town Hall, 441 3rd St., Mead. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Farr Library, 1939 61st Ave., Greeley. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Evangelical Free Church, 1325 3rd St., Eaton. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» University of Northern Colorado University Center, 2045 10th Ave., Greeley. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

Drop-off locations

» Weld County election office. Open as a ballot drop-off location. Voters also can get a replacement ballot in person at the election office, 1401 N. 17th Ave. in Greeley. Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov 8.

» Greeley City Hall, 1000 10th St., Greeley. Open as a 24-hour drop-off location 24 hours per day until Nov. 8 when it closes at 7 p.m.

» Southwest Weld County Service Center (Del Camino), 4209 Weld County Road 24 ½. Open as a 24-hour drop-off location 24 hours per day until Nov. 8 when it closes at 7 p.m.

» Carbon Valley Recreation Center, 701 5th St., Frederick. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Greeley Funplex, 1501 65th Ave., Greeley. Open: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Milliken Town Hall, 1101 Broad St., Milliken. Open: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Platte Valley Fire Station, 27128 Weld County Road 53, Kersey. Open: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Briggsdale School, 515 Leslie St., Briggsdale Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» New Raymer Church, 225 Weld County Road 86, New Raymer. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Grover Fire Station, 319 Chatoga St., Grover. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

» Hudson Library, 100 Beech St., Hudson. Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov 8.

Important dates

» Oct. 28 — If voters haven’t received their ballots in the mail by this point they should contact the Weld County Election Department.

» Oct. 31 — Deadline to register to vote by mail or online and receive a ballot by mail.

» Nov. 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Election Day.

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