November ballot error puts names out of order

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Some 80,000 ballots were mailed out to Mesa County voters on Monday for the November election. Election officials say a printing error put the voter's middle name first on many of the ballot envelopes.

That won't affect the validity of your ballot, though; as long as the name on it is yours, it's valid even if it's not in the right order. You should still sign your name as you usually do.

"It doesn't effect our processes at all, so when they come back into us via mailing it back to us or dropping it in a drop box. We’re going to be able to see their name as it actually appears in our voter registration database," says Sheila Reiner, Mesa County clerk and recorder.

New to this year's election are three new 24/7 drop boxes available for voters. Drop box locations include the elections office in Grand Junction, another at the Department of Human Services, and the last one at the Fruita Civic Center.

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