Frequently Asked Questions About Voting
I didn't get my ballot in the mail. What do I do?
By law, all registered voters are mailed a ballot no less than 22 days before Election Day. If you do not receive your ballot, come in to the Clerk & Recorder's Office in Breckenridge during business hours for a replacement ballot. You can also visit any of the Voter Service Polling Centers on Election Day.
Why do I have to sign the back of the ballot envelope?
It verifies that you are you. Your signature on the back of the ballot envelope is compared to your signature on file. If your signature matches, your ballot will be counted. If the signatures do not match, a letter will be sent to the address on file along with a confirmation form indicating that you voted the ballot. Discrepancies in signatures that cannot be confirmed will be turned over to the District Attorney's Office for review.
Do I have to mail my ballot to vote?
No, you can also drop the ballot off in person to one of the 24-Hour Drop-Off Boxes, or Voter Service Polling Centers before or on Election Day. Locations are listed at minimum in the following locations: your return envelope, summitcountyco.gov/vote Elections website, GoVoteColorado.com Colorado's Secretary of State website, and in TABOR/Election Notices.
What's the deadline?
Mail ballots must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day. If the ballot is received after 7:00 pm, the votes on the ballot will not be counted.
What if I make a mistake while voting my ballot?
If you make a mistake on your ballot do not attempt to correct it or use whiteout. Visit the Clerk & Recorder's Office in Breckenridge during business hours for a replacement ballot.
I didn't use the secrecy sleeve. Will my vote still count?
Yes, all eligible ballots will be counted regardless of whether they are sent back in a secrecy sleeve. Secrecy sleeves are provided to ensure separation of the ballot envelope and the ballot itself during the counting process.
What if I forget to sign my return envelope and I have already mailed it?
You will be contacted by mail. You will have up to eight days after Election Day to come in and sign the affidavit on the back of the ballot envelope in order for your ballot to be counted.
Can someone find out how I voted?
No. The procedure for processing mail ballots is designed to ensured that anonymity is maintained for each voter's ballot. The secrecy sleeves containing the ballots are removed and separated from the outer envelope so that a ballot cannot be linked to a specific voter.