On Tuesday, the final day to vote in Colorado's primary election, the secretary of state reports that 3,161 Republican and 1,272 Democratic ballots had been returned in Delta County. This year, with the passage of Proposition 108 in 2016, active unaffiliated voters received ballots for both the Democratic and Republican parties in the mail. Just 19 ballots were rejected because the voter returned more than one ballot. Unaffiliated voters had returned 576 Republican ballots and 341 Democrat ballots, as of early Tuesday. See www.deltacountyindependent.com or the DCI's Facebook page for results.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.