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Mail-in ballots on the way

Final voter registration tally for Nov. 4 election pending

Voter registration for the upcoming general election drew to a close Monday with more than 500 people submitting registration and change of address forms on the deadline.

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Primary deadlines approaching

Voter registration cutoff Monday

Registered Democrats who wish to vote in the Aug. 12 Republican primary have until Monday to switch their party affiliation. Monday also is the deadline for voters to register for the primary.

Paper ballot chances good

Legislation introduced in response to electronic voting flap

Top state lawmakers from the Democratic and Republican parties introduced a bill Tuesday that, if passed, would all but mandate a paper-ballot election for Coloradans in 2008.

Coffman, legislators seek certification solutions

A day after Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman said voting equipment used in Routt County and throughout the state has been decertified, a leading state legislator expressed hope that some of the problems will soon be corrected.

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Voters get relief with short lines, no waits

What a difference a year makes. Voters in Steamboat Springs saw little delays at polling locations Tuesday, breezing through the ballot process in a distinct contrast from Election Day a year ago.

State delay hurts county

No additional voting machines for Election Day

Despite authorization to purchase 20 new electronic voting machines for the 2007 election, Routt County will work with the same number of machines it had in 2006, when hours-long lines at polling locations landed the county on the state's Election Watch List.

County supports adding voting machines, centers

County officials expressed support this week for proposals to improve future Routt County elections.

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County officials fire back

Secretary of State puts Routt on Colorado Election Watch List through 2008

Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush criticized Secretary of State Mike Coffman for making political hay in the name of election reform Wednesday after he announced the county now is on Colorado's Election Watch List.

State keeping eye on county

Routt still may end up on Colorado election watch list

Local election officials received praise and a warning from the state Thursday. Four months after Routt County's calamitous November election, which saw hundreds of local voters wait for hours in long lines, Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman visited Steamboat Springs to assess the work being done to improve future elections.

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Extending Election Day

Committee promotes early voting, hosts public forums

In future elections, voters in Hayden and Oak Creek could cast early ballots on a Saturday, and Steamboat Springs residents could vote at a local school. These are among the ideas to be floated by the Routt County Citizens Election Review Committee, which was formed to create strategies for improving local elections.

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County votes re-counted

Post-election audit shows votes were counted accurately

Despite hours-long lines and several voting machine breakdowns, Routt County's votes were counted accurately in the Nov. 7 election, political and county officials said Friday.

Purchase of new voting machines already planned

Draft of 2006 county budget forecasts need for 2008 elections

Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland forecasted several months ago that the county would need more electronic voting machines in 2008.

Voters react to long lines

Following are comments of residents who waited in line for hours to vote Tuesday:

Democrats gain ground in governors' races

Democrats reclaimed governors' offices from the Northeast to the Rockies to the South on Tuesday, putting them on track to take a majority of the governorships for the first time in 12 years.

GOP on defensive as Colorado Democrats seek to gain House seats

Firebrand Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave was in a dead heat for a third term Tuesday while a Democrat opened an early lead in the expensive and high-profile battle for a GOP-held seat in suburban Denver.