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The county’s lot drawings to determine the order that local candidates’ names will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot will put Republicans in two of the four top ballot slots.

The lot drawing on Friday, July 20, for Chaffee County commissioner resulted in Republican Rusty Granzella with ballot position 1, while Democrat Kimberly Parker drew number 2. Democrat Susan Shepherd drew the first ballot position for county treasurer, while Delores “Dee Dee” Copper took the second position. In the county coroner race, Democrat Jeff Graf will have ballot position 1, with Republican David Slavish in position 2.

In the county sheriff contest, incumbent John Spezze will retain the first ballot position, while unaffiliated candidates Jon White drew the second slot and Stephen Hall drew third.