PUEBLO — In-person voting options are expanding across southern Colorado. They are in addition to mail-in and drop-off box options.
In Pueblo, the in-person locations are more evidence of voters anxious to turn in ballots. In person voting usually starts slowly with less than a dozen people in the first week. “We’ve seen 62 people with in-person,” said Pueblo County, Clerk and Recorder, Gilbert Ortiz. The more than 60 people showed up before noon the first day.
Voters are also cautioned about virus preventions requirements at in-person voting locations due to COVID-19. Plastic shields are up, everyone is screened for COVID symptoms, including a temperature check, and masks are required.
If you do not want to deal with the precautions or risk, there are safer options. "We're encouraging people to use their mail ballots. They're a particularly good way that they can stay distanced,” said Ortiz. Whether submitted in person, by mail, or at a drop-off box all votes are counted the same.