Ballots for the November election were mailed Monday, the Delta County clerk and recorder's office reports. Ballots can be returned by mail or placed in the 24-hour drop box at the North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss or in front of the Delta County Courthouse in Delta. Beginning Oct. 31, a new 24-hour drop box will be available at the Cedaredge Library.
"We would encourage voters to mail in or drop off their mail ballots to avoid long lines on Election Day as we only have three voter service and polling centers in Delta County," said Rene Loy Maas, chief deputy clerk.
A 47-cent stamp is required for mailed ballots.
If you have not received your ballot by Oct. 26, contact the elections office at 874-2153 or 874-5903.
For those who prefer to vote in person, the courthouse polling center opens Oct. 24. Additional information can be found in the "Notice of General Mail Ballot Election" on page A10 of this issue.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.