The Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported Wednesday evening that it has already received 5,301 mail ballots back, representing 39 percent of the total ballots mailed out. On Oct. 31 alone it received 809 ballots, the highest to date for any day of early voting.
Thirty people chose to walk in and vote in person.
Ballots returned from: Returned through 10/31
Registered Republicans 1,836
Registered Democrats 1,677
Minor parties 56
The county has 13,245 active registered voters as of Oct. 25, with the largest segment identifying as unaffiliated voters:
Registered Republicans 4,390 33.1 percent
Registered Democrats 3,501 26.50 percent
Unaffiliated voters 5,180 39.1 percent
Minor parties 174 1.3 percent