Teller County's first ballots of the 2012 General Election have been issued as of Sept. 21.
A total of 67 ballots were issued to Teller County residents serving in the Armed Forces of the United States or living overseas. Forty-five of the ballots were mailed and 22 of the ballots were sent by email at the request of the recipients.
The deadline for distributing ballots to our military and overseas citizens was Saturday Sept. 22, 45 days before the General Election.
These voters have until Election Day, Nov. 6, to return or mail the ballots. If a military or overseas voter's ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received by the County Elections Department by the eighth day after the election (Nov. 14) it is still eligible to be counted.
A note of interest: The first ballot received by the Teller County Election Department was received at 7:39 AM on Saturday September 22, 2012 via email and was an “Everyone Counts” (Uniformed & Overseas Citizen Absent Voters Act) ballot, voted electronically and returned by email.