Boulder County Awaits ‘cured’ Ballots from Voters

November 13, 2017 GMT

Colorado voters who failed to sign the outside of the return envelope they were supplied with their 2017 ballots have until the close of business on Wednesday to “cure” that problem in order to have their votes counted in the final official election tallies.

County clerks have mailed notifications of the issue to voters that turned in ballots without the required signature — as well notifying voters in cases where election judges could not verify that the signatures on the envelopes matched signatures on the voters’ registration records.

Mircalla Wozniak, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, said that as of last Wednesday, there were 631 county voters’ ballots that needed to be “cured.”

That included 226 ballots from Boulder voters, 132 from Longmont voters and 78 from Lafayette voters.

The Boulder County clerk has also sent notifications to voters’ email addresses, if voters provided those addresses on their registration information.

Voters signed up for the Boulder County’s Ballot Track system also got a notification from that system about their need to correct any issues with their ballots.

Voters have been told in their notifications from the county clerk’s Elections Division that they complete, sign and return the signature affidavit form on the back of the county’s “cure” notice letter — along with a photocopy of their identification — in order for the clerk to receive them by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The voters were told they could email their cure letters to BallotCommunication@Bouldercounty.org , by conventional mail to the Clerk and Recorder’s Elections Division at 1750 33rd St., Suite 200, Boulder CO 80301-2546, or by fax to 303-413-7728, as long as the clerk’s office gets them by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

People with questions have been advised to call the Elections Division at 303-413-7740, or visit the division’s office at 1750 33rd St., Boulder, between 8 a.m and 4:30 p.m.

Wedneday is also the deadline for Colorado’s county clerks to receive ballots from voters who are temporarily living overseas or who are on military service assignments outside of the state.

John Fryar: 303-684-5211, jfryar@times-call.com or twitter.com/jfryartc