Eight days before election day, 55 percent of Chaffee County voters have already voted. As of the end of the day Monday, Oct. 26, 8277 mail ballots have been returned and 75 people have walked up to vote in person, for a total of 8352 votes of the county’s total 15,031 registered voters.
With cold and snow throughout most of the day, Chaffee Clerk and Recorder Lori Mitchell said that her crew was on top of the situation; “They waited on in-person voters today like we were carhops. We will do that in the morning as well.”
Affiliation Active Registered Mail ballots in-person Total %
Democrats 3969 2749 11 2760 70%
Republicans 4566 2367 23 2390 52%
Unaffiliated 6404 3086 36 3122 49%
Libertarian 135 51 3 54 40%
On Monday, says Mitchell, “a whole new set of Election Judges started today and did an awesome job. They are removing the ballots from the envelopes and making batches that will be scanned beginning Wednesday.”
Chaffee voters who need a ballot can come to a Chaffee County vote center to pick one up. Voters can call ahead and pick one up curbside.
“We now recommend that voters return their ballots by a drop-box and not putting them in the mail,” added Mitchell. “Postmarks do not count and we need to have their ballot By 7:00 p.m. on Nov 3rd,”