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Chaffee County voters braved bad weather on Wednesday to turn in their 2022 mail ballots at the Chaffee County Courthouse drop box. Photo by Jan Wondra

We are 10 days away from the 2023 consolidated elections and the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder Lori Mitchell reports that ballots are continuing to flow into the office, but the pace has slowed.

Mitchell reports that 255 ballots were returned on Friday, October 27, and 269 ballots were returned on Saturday morning, October 28.

The county has a long way to go before it reaches its normal high turnout. To date, county voters have dropped off 1,961 ballots, representing a 12.3 percent return rate to date. There are 15,886 registered voters in Chaffee County.

Election day is officially November 7, 2023 and ballots must be dropped off, or voters must be in line to vote by 7:00 p.m. for your vote to count.