Grand Junction’s municipal election is soon

The first self-run municipal election in Grand Junction in 15 years is just a little over a week away.
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 12:35 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Mark your calendars. The municipal election is just a little over a week away.

For the first time in over 15 years, voters will elect council members and vote on two measures. “There’s a lot that goes into an election process,” said Sara Spaulding on behalf of the city.

Spaulding says the clerk and the election judges went through a dry run with sample ballots using the tabulation machines, which will be used for counting votes.

“This certainly isn’t the first time that the city has run an election or been involved in an election,” said Spaulding.

Spaulding says 24-hour surveillance will record the entire voting process. The video will be archived for 26 months after the election.

“There are lots of safeguards in place to make sure that it runs smoothly,” said Spaulding.

The city wants to remind voters to fill all three spaces outside the ballot with their name, signature, and date. If any of these remains blank, the ballot will not be valid.

Voters can drop their ballot off at one of the five designated ballot drop box locations throughout the city by 7 pm on April 4.