Voting booths likely to stay busy this year


— Routt County's clerk and recorder is expecting a historical turnout for the November election.
"There's something that will affect every voter passionately to get them to vote," said County Clerk Kay Weinland.
"This ballot takes them all in: legalization of marijuana, abortion issue, taxation questions, the no-growth amendment."
These issues, partnered with a very close presidential race, should keep the voting booths busy in Colorado.
That's why it's important to study the issues, Weinland said.
"The voters need to be prepared," Weinland said. There will be four pages to look over, and much of that is in fine print, she said.
"You have 10 minutes to vote. They (the voters) won't make it if they're not familiar with the issues."
Weinland hopes to have a ballot sample available for the public soon.
The voter registration deadline is Oct. 10. Forms can be picked up at the clerk's office or any post office or library. Residents can also print up a voter registration from off the county's Web site.
Early voting will be conducted at the Routt County Clerk's office beginning Oct. 23 and ending Nov. 3.
Voters needing an absentee ballot application can request it by mail or fax, or they can get the application off the county Web site at
Actual absentee ballots must be sent in by mail and received by 7 p.m. Nov. 7.
If voters have a change of address or name, the change must be updated prior to election day.

To reach Frances Hohl call 871-4208.


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