Checking Your Mail-In Ballot Status On-Line
Larimer Country residents can now electronically check on the status of their mail-in ballots from the comfort of their homes, or any place where they have Internet access, says Scott Doyle, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder.
By accessing the mail-in ballot status page of the county website at www.votelarimer.org, residents can check the status of their mail-in ballots simply by entering their personal information. The web page provides information about when your request for a mail ballot was received, when the ballot was sent out to you, and when the voted ballot was received back in the Clerk’s office.
“More voters are choosing the mail ballot option than ever before,” said Doyle. “This website provides a quick, easy way for voters to check on the status of their mail ballot. However, please keep in mind that there is processing time involved when a ballot is returned, so it may take a few days before the site indicates that the voted ballot has been received in our office.”
The form required to request a mail ballot can be accessed online at www.votelarimer.org. The deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot to be mailed to your home is October 28, 2008. Postage for returning a mail-in ballot is 59 cents. However, ballots can also be dropped off at any one of several sites throughout the county. For a list of locations where mail ballots can be dropped off, go to www.votelarimer.org. Mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 4th.
Doyle said that, because this year’s ballot is extremely long, voters coming to the polls will want to be prepared to vote (preferably by using a sample ballot), because it will take more time to complete the longer ballot. He suggested those selecting Early Voting will not want to wait until the last day, as there could be longer lines and wait times then.