AURORA | While Aurora voters won’t be weighing in on any statewide ballot initiative or races on Nov. 7, there are plenty of local issues and races to keep voters busy.
Aurora City Council has five open seats to fill.
Aurora residents can vote today by returning mail-in ballots or visiting a voting center. In Colorado, residents can register to vote up until the polls close on Election Day and still vote.
Along with the city government issues, Aurora Public School Board has four open seats on the seven-member board to fill in an at-large race. Cherry Creek School District cancelled its school board election since the two candidates vying for two open spots are running unopposed. The 2017 election is a mail-in ballot election, and county governments began mailing ballots to registered voters on Oct. 16. Instructions for completing and returning the ballot are easy and included. Below, we offer contacts for those who don’t get a ballot or have other problems.
Residents who did not receive a ballot or who are not registered to vote can do so up until the time voting centers and polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 7.
In both Arapahoe and Adams counties, 24-hour ballot drop- off locations opened on Oct. 16. Arapahoe County’s voter centers are open Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Adams County voter centers are open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Voters are being told not to mail their ballot today, but instead, drop it off at one of the area’s voting centers or ballot drop-off locations, including boxes at Aurora City Hall and Greenwood Village City Hall. For a list of ballot boxes and voting centers in Arapahoe County, visit www.arapahoevotes.com or voters can mail-in their ballots
If you make a mistake or want a replacement ballot, you can go to any one of the county’s four voter service centers.
Voters in Adams County, generally north of East Colfax Avenue, can also return ballots to boxes open 24 hours a day, and at other locations. Voters can also check voter registration online.
There are 21, 24-hour ballot drop off boxes and six voter and polling centers in Adams County. For locations visit www.adamsvotes.com.
Here are some tips for voters opting for the mail-in ballots:
• Fill in the bubble completely to mark your choice.
• Vote for only one answer or candidate per race. If you select multiple options, your vote in that race cannot be counted.
• Do not draw or write outside of the arrow, except to print the name of a write-in candidate.
• Remember to sign your ballot envelope. Every signature will be compared to the voter’s registration record, to ensure the correct person has marked the ballot.
For more information in Adams County, go to www.adcogov.org or call 720-523-6500.
For more information in Arapahoe County, go online to www.arapahoevotes.com or call 303-795-4511.