What you need to know about the upcoming election season
The Clerk’s office has been busy with the DRIVES, which is the new MV programming. If you have been in the office, you have seen a difference! It now takes a little longer to complete even the simplest transaction because of the way the programming is set up. We are continuing to learn and strive to serve our MV customers with good customer service.
The year has passed quickly and the General Election is generating a lot of interest! The State of Colorado sent notice that the Blue Books should be arriving soon.
ELECTION NEWS: November 6, 2018 General Election will be an all-mail ballot delivery. Ballots will be mailed to all active eligible registered electors the week of October 15, 2018.
Local Participating Entities for the November 6, 2018 General Election are as follows:
13th Judicial District Referred Ballot Question 7A Changing Term Limits For The Office Of District Attorney
Wray School District RD-2 Question 4F BEST General Obligation Bond
C.R.S. 1-13-106 Forgery- Any person who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any ballot before or after it has been cast, or who forges any name of a person as a signer or witness to a petition or nomination paper, or who forges any letter of acceptance, declination, or withdrawal, or who forges the name of a registered elector to a voter’s mail-in or mail ballot commits forgery which is a class five 5 felony.
C.R.S. 1-13-112 Offenses relating to mail ballots – Any person who, by use of force or other means, unduly influences an elector to vote in any particular manner or to refrain from voting, or who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any mail ballot before or after it has been cast, or who destroys, defaces, mutilates, or tampers with such a ballot shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than eighteen months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION:
October 15 – 29, 2018: Ballots will be mailed to all active eligible electors.
October 15, 2018 Monday: Last day to submit an application to register to vote through a voter registration drive. (no later than 22 days before the election)
October 29, 2018, Monday: Last day to submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver’s license examination facility, or online to receive a ballot in the mail for the General Election. (through the 8th day prior to the election)
October 29, 2018, Monday: Last day to file an absentee ballot application to receive the absentee ballot by mail if you are absent from your home address.
October 22, 2018, Monday – November 6, 2018, Tuesday: Voters can register to vote, obtain a replacement ballot or drop off their mail in ballots in person at the Election Center, 130 E 3rd St., Wray, CO 80758.
The Election Center will be open on Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ballot drop off, replacement ballots.
The Yuma MV Branch office will be open on Saturday, October 27 and Saturday November 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for dropping off you mail ballot.
November 6, 2018: ELECTION DAY
The Election Center 130 E 3rd St., Wray, CO 80758
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Yuma MV Branch Office, 910 S Main St., Yuma, CO 80759
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.