More than 40 percent of registered Pitkin County voters are not yet eligible to receive a mail ballot in this fall’s all mail-in election. The county clerk can legally only send ballots to registered voters who cast ballots in last year’s mid-term election, and are therefore considered “active” voters.
Nearly 6,000 locals are currently registered but not “active.” Hundreds more are active but have registered undeliverable mailing addresses.The clerk’s office sent post cards to inactive voters asking if they wanted to become active and receive ballots this fall.
Out of the 13,935 registered voters in the county, 8,052 of them are currently considered active. The other 5,883 will not receive ballots unless they update their registration. Voters can do so online or by calling the county clerk and recorder.
Election Day is Nov. 1. Voter registration is open until Oct. 3 and mail-in ballots will be sent by Oct. 14.