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Voter information cards should arrive this week

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By Vicky Gits

Updated voter information cards should be arriving in mailboxes this week, along with a special mailing from the state for people who are not current voters, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Elections Division.

The general election is Nov. 6 this year, and the last day to register to vote is Oct. 9.

The cards contain important information on voter registration, voting districts, precinct polling places, service center locations and mail-in-ballot drop-off locations.

Check your voting districts carefully to make sure your legislative district hasn't changed. For example, as a result of redistricting, a large number of voters who were in the 6thCongressional District represented by Republican Mike Coffman are now in CD1 with Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver.

To find your state legislative districts, visit www.colorado.gov and click on the “Legislative Districts” icon.

Voter information cards by law do not have to be sent out until Oct. 12, but Jefferson County's practice is to send them early.

"It provides quite a bit of information for voters, so it's something they should definitely keep an eye out for and hold onto once they get it," said Pamela Anderson, Jefferson County clerk and recorder.

Anyone who receives a voter information card is registered to vote.

The other mailing will come from the Colorado secretary of state's office and will go to people who may not be current registered voters and will urge them to register. Those who are not registered to vote need to register by Oct. 9. They can visit www.GoVoteColorado.com to register.

People also may verify their registrations at www.GoVoteColorado.com. Paper voter registration forms can also be printed from that website. Or call the Jefferson County Elections Division at 303-271-8111.

For information about the Nov. 6 presidential election, to look up your voter registration or verify the status of your mail-in ballot, visit www.votejeffco.com.

www.votejeffco.com: For more information about the Nov. 6 presidential olection, to look up voter registration or to verify status of a mail-in ballot.

www.GoVoteColorado.com: To register to vote, or to download and print paper voter registration forms or verify registration status.

Important dates

Oct. 9: Last day to register for general election.

Oct. 15: Permanent mail-in voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail beginning the week of Oct. 15.

Oct. 22 to Nov. 22: Early voting

Nov. 6: Election Day

Candidate forums sponsored by League of Women Voters

All forums 7 to 9 p.m.

Columbine area

Thursday, Oct. 11

St. Philip Lutheran Church

7531 S. Kendall Blvd.

SD 22 and HD 22, 25 and 28.

Mountain area

Thursday, Sept. 27

Evergreen Fire/Rescue Auditorium

1802 Bergen Parkway

HD 25, Jeffco commissioners, Colorado Board of Education, CU Regents

Sponsored by Plan Jeffco and League of Women Voters

Arvada

Thursday, Oct. 4

Arvada City Council Chamber

8101 Ralston Road

SD 19 and HD 24, 27 and 29

To be televised and rebroadcast on KATV

Lakewood

Monday, Oct. 8

Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church

11500 W. 20th Ave.

SD 22 and HD 23, 24 and 28

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Candidates by district

U.S. Congress, District 1

Diana DeGette (D)

Danny Stroud (R)

State Senate District 22

Andy Kerr (D)

Ken Summers (R)

State House, District 22

Justin Everett (R)

Mary Parker (D)

State House, District 23

Max Tyler (D)

Rick Enstrom (R)

State House, District 25

Cheri Gerou (R)

Lorna Idol (D)

State House, District 27

Tim Allport (D)

Libby Szabo (R)

State House, District 29

Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D)

Robert Ramirez (R)

State House, District 28

Amy Attwood (R)

Brittany Pettersen (D)

County Commissioner District 2

John Odom (R)

Casey Tighe (D)