The life of a mail ballot


RBC | Voting by mail has been a hot topic in this year’s election, complete with errors and innuendos about the safety and veracity of the process coming from multiple sources. 

For Colorado voters, voting by mail isn’t new. Every county in the State of Colorado follows the same standards and procedures for the vote-by-mail system that has been in place since 2013. 

“It’s the gold standard in the nation,” said RBC Clerk and Recorder Boots Campbell of Colorado’s vote-by-mail program. The system is set up with multiple checks and balances to prevent voter fraud and to guarantee every registered voter an opportunity to cast their ballot, whether by mail, to a drop box or in person. 

Ballots for the Nov. 3 general election will be mailed on Oct. 9. If you have registered to vote and don’t receive a ballot, you can visit the clerk’s office to request a replacement or plan on voting in person.