Have you voted? Today's Election Day

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Despite what your desk calendar might say, today is Election Day.

There had been some confusion about that, officials have said, because many calendars list Nov. 8 as Election Day.

Early voting started Oct. 17 and ended Friday afternoon. A total of 2,143 people cast early ballots, and 429 absentee ballots have been turned in. Additional absentee ballots may continue to trickle in; they are due by 7 p.m. today. In the last odd-year election, 1,380 people voted early or by absentee ballot.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Voters should bring identification. Absentee and early voting results won't be released until after the polls close. The Clerk and Recorder's Office will continuously post result updates on its Web site. Log on to www.co.routt.co.us and click on the Clerk and Recorder icon. The Web site also contains sample ballots, a precinct map and other election-related information.

Precinct locations have chan--ged. Officials recommend looking at the clerk's Web site or calling the office to see where the locations are. Anyone with any other last-minute questions about elections can call the Clerk and Recorder's Office at 870-5556.

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