Voting information for the November elections

RBC I The last day to register to vote in this year’s general election Nov. 6 is coming up soon. You must register by Monday, Oct. 9. You may register at the County Clerk’s office in Meeker or in Rangely at the Western Annex, or online at www.govotecolorado.com.
The general election will be held as a polling place election, utilizing the regular polling places. Only voters who have applied for a mail-in ballot for this election or who are registered as a Permanent Mail-In Voter (PMIV) will receive their ballot by mail.
Mail-in ballot applications (formerly known as absentee ballots) are available at the County Clerk’s office in Meeker at 555 Main St. or at the Western Annex in Rangely at 17497 Hwy 64. Applications are also available on the Clerk and Recorder page of the county website at www.co.rio-blanco.co.us or may be completed online at www.govotecolorado.com. Applications for ballots to be mailed must be submitted or faxed 970-878-3587 by Tuesday, Oct. 30. Mail-in ballots may be picked up in person through Friday, Nov. 2.
Ballots will be mailed the week of Oct. 15 to voters who are registered as permanent mail-in voters or those who have applied for a mail-in ballot specifically for this election. If your mailing address changes seasonally or you have a new mailing address, please verify that your mail ballot address is current for an Oct. 15 mailing.
Early voting is Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Fairfield Center in Meeker and the Western Annex in Rangely.
If you wish to verify the status/address on your voter registration and/or party affiliation, please call the County Clerk’s office at 970-878-9460 or check on line at www.govotecolorado.com. You may also register to vote for this election on this website through Oct. 9.
The sample ballot for Rio Blanco County is posted on the county website: www.co.rio-blanco.co.us. Sample ballots are also available at the county clerk offices. Blue Books will be mailed by the state on or before Oct. 5. The Blue Books and 2012 Judicial Performance Evaluations may also be accessed online at www.leg.state.co.us by clicking on General Legislative Information then Ballot Issues.
The County Clerk’s office will be closed to all business except elections on Nov. 6, General Election Day.