Paper or plastic? Jeffco voters have options

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By The Staff

Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson announced May 20 a plan to give Jefferson County voters more options on Election Day.

Paper ballots will be available to voters at every Jeffco precinct polling location for the Aug. 12 primary and Nov. 4 presidential elections. Electronic touch-screen voting machines will also be available for voters who choose to use them.

“Many of our voters enjoy voting on our current touch-screen voting system, but some have expressed a desire to cast a paper ballot,” Anderson said. “We will now be able to give voters the option to choose their preferred method of voting at the polls."

A majority of Jefferson County’s active registered voters already prefer to receive paper ballots delivered by mail, and more than 140,000 people have signed up to be permanent mail-in voters. With a high turnout also expected at the polling places, Jeffco voters will be given a choice on Election Day between a paper ballot and electronic ballot.

Anderson said plans are in the works for continued voter education and outreach programs to share the paper ballot plan with Jefferson County voters.

“We will continue to work diligently to inform voters of their options in the coming months so they are well prepared to make their voices heard in August and November,” she said.