12:33pm

Fri September 30, 2011
Election

Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, Oct. 3

The deadline to register to vote in November’s election is this coming Monday. It will be an all-mail ballot election for most of Colorado's 64 counties.

Earlier this month, 16 counties – including Adams and Weld – were waiting to see whether they’d have to print ballots in both English and Spanish. But the federal government failed to notify Colorado before the state's deadline to certify ballots, so the counties proceeded to print them in English only.

County election officials say it won’t be too much of an issue to handle the requirements of non-English speaking voters, should the need arise.

"We will have a bilingual interpreter at each of the three drop-off sites, where the ballots will be dropped off, as designated service centers, we’ll have interpreters there," says Weld County Clerk and Recorder Steve Moreno. "But we’ll also have interpreters available to answer questions over the phone.”

Colorado voters will see one statewide issue on the ballot this year, along with local races and issues.  Proposition 103 would raise sales and income tax revenue for a five-year period to fund public education.  Voters can check to see if their registration is current, as well as update address and party affiliation, at the Secretary of State's website.  This year's election is November 1, 2011.