GJ Municipal Election, Last Day To Cast Ballot
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION , Colo.- Just under half of Grand Junction residents have voted in this year's municipal election, and Tuesday is the last day to vote.
"It's really important to vote in your city's local elections. The city council members make decisions that effect the residents of the city limits weekly," said Sheila Reiner, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder.
Out of 30,000 people residing within Grand Junction city limits, just under 10,000 have already cast their ballots, which officials say is about average.
"It tracks right in the middle of 2009 municipal and 2011 municipal," said Reiner.
Unlike other cities, residents cannot mail in their ballot the day the election ends.
"Post marks do not count, so if you haven't mailed it out, it's imperative that you actually walk it into us to make sure that we get it, because it's too late to mail it at this point," said Reiner.
City officials say they're hoping to get a few more thousand ballots before the end of the day.
"Emphasizing that it's not too late, if you've misplaced your ballot, to come on down here and get a replacement ballot until 7 p.m.," said Reiner.
Head to 200 S. Spruce Street to drop of a ballot or fill out a replacement ballot until 7 p.m.