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Colorado’s mail-in ballot process will stand us in good stead this year, as Coloradan’s go to the polls for the June 30 State Primary in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19.

USPS Mail boxes or Post Offices accept ballots with adequate postage. Photo by Jan Wondra

The specter of voters lined up for hours attempting to vote, as occurred in Wisconsin recently, does not happen here, because, since 2013, Colorado is an all-mail-ballot state.

According to Ballotpedia, Colorado is one of only five states utilizing a vote-by-mail system for all elections: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Utah.

Even while the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorders Office remains closed to outside visitors, Chaffee Clerk and Recorder Lori Mitchell has assured residents that ballots will be mailed out around June 8. All ballots are due back, either via mail or dropped off at county election ballot boxes by June 30.

In order to receive your ballot, voters should make sure the county and the state have your correct address and mailing address. Residents are encouraged to check their voter registration information, by going to

Those with any elections questions or concerns please email or call or text the Chaffee County Elections Hotline at 719-966-9082.

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