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By June Madrid
Special to The SUN
The Archuleta County Election’s office will be mailing out Voter Information Cards to all active voters and all inactive voters (who failed to vote at the last election) by the end of September.
These cards are required by statute to go out prior to every General Election. The cards are to inform all voters that there will be a General Election held in the State of Colorado Nov. 6, 2012, and how you are registered.
The back side of the card may be used to apply for either a mail-in (absentee) ballot or to become a permanent mail-in ballot voter. Permanent mail-in voter means all your ballots will be mailed for elections held by Archuleta County.
You can also make any corrections to your mailing or physical address on this card and return it to us. That card must be received by the Election’s Office on or before Oct. 9.
If you choose to go to the Vote Centers, you can go to any one of the three:
1. Archuleta County Courthouse, 449 San Juan St.
2. The Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
3. Restoration Fellowship Church, 264 Village Drive.
The last day to register to vote or change your physical address is Oct. 9.
Early Voting will take place Oct. 22 through Nov. 2, and will be held in the Election’s Office at the county courthouse between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (both weeks).
You must show a state-accepted form of ID in order to vote.
You cannot request a mail-in ballot after Oct. 30 because there is not enough time to have it reach you by mail.
You can apply for and pick up a mail-in ballot up through Friday, Nov. 2.
There will be no voting the Monday prior to Election Day, nor may you pick up a ballot. You will then need to go to one of the Vote Centers on Election Day.
You cannot pick up a ballot for another voter.
You can return a voted ballot for someone else, but we cannot hand you an unvoted ballot for someone else.
The official notice of election will be placed in the Oct. 18 edition of The Pagosa Springs SUN. It will show everything on the Archuleta County ballot. It will also show two questions that are for Bayfield School District voters only.
If you have questions, call 264-8331 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.