Primary-election voting is in full swing as Election Day, June 26, approaches
Ryan Summerlin June 21, 2012
Voters’ mail ballots have been in hand since June 5. The ballots were sent to all affiliated voters of Republican, Democratic and American Constitution parties.
Most “inactive” voters who failed to vote in the last election also received ballots, according to Grand County Clerk and Recorder Sara Rosene.
Those who are unaffiliated but wish to vote in a primary have up until 6:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 to become affiliated, which can be accomplished at the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs.
The Republican Primary is the only election with contested races in Grand County. In the U.S. Congress District 2 race, Kevin Lundberg and Eric Weissmann are vying for the title of candidate for U.S. representative.
In the state Senate District 8 race, Randy Baumgardner is running against Jean White, and in the Grand County Commissioner race, Merrit Linke is running against incumbent Nancy Stuart.
On the American Constitution Party ballot, the sole candidate listed has since withdrawn.
Uncontested Democratic Party candidates in the Primary election are already shoe-ins for the general election ballot.
Rosene reminds voters to sign the ballot envelope.
Also, for those mailing their ballots last-minute, keep in mind that “postmarks don’t count” if the ballot reaches county headquarters late. Ballots “have to be at drop-off locations by 7 p.m. on Election Day,” Rosene said.
Those who need a ballot replaced and those who would rather vote on electronic equipment must do so at the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs.