Election dates and polling places

The 2012 election is just around the corner. Here is a reminder of some important dates:

Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote for this election. You may register online at www.govotecolorado.com or come into the Clerk’s office at 140 W. Main St., Suite 1, Cortez. You may also simply check the status of your registration at the above web site.Our ballots are scheduled to be mailed to those who have requested a mail-in ballot the week of Oct. 15.

Oct. 22. This is the day early voting begins. The last day to early vote is Nov. 2. The early voting location for this election will be in the Montezuma County Annex 107 N. Chestnut Street and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can go to that location between those times and vote, but remember to bring some form of identification with you.

For those of you who are receiving a mail-in ballot, there will be a drop off available at the Clerk’s Office, 140 W. Main St. Suite 1 and there will be one available on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the County Annex, 107 N. Chestnut St..

Remember, Election Day is Nov. 6 and the polls open at 7 a.m. and close sharply at 7 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order for it to be counted.

If you have any questions, you may call 970-565-3728 or go to the above website to check your status.

Polling places for 2012

Precinct 1 — Pleasant View Fire Station, 15529 Road CC,Pleasant View, Colo. 81331

Precinct 2 — Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave., Dolores, Colo. 81323

Precinct 3 — Lewis-Arriola Fire Station, 22145 Road S, Dolores, Colo.81323

Precinct 4 — Empire Electric, Calvin Denton Room, 801 N. Broadway, Cortez, Colo. 81321

Precinct 5 — Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 Hwy 160, Cortez, Colo. 81321

Precinct 6 — Towaoc Community Center, Towaoc, Colo. 81334

Precinct 7 — First Assembly of God Church, 120 S. Linden, Cortez, Colo. 81321

Precinct 8 — Montezuma County Annex, 107 N. Chestnut, Cortez, Colo. 81321

Precinct 9 — Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington, Cortez, Colo. 81321

Precinct 10 — Lifeway Baptist Church, 601 N. Dolores Road, Cortez, Colo. 81321

Precinct 11 — Mancos Town Assembly Hall, 117 N. Main, Mancos, Colo. 81328

Early — Montezuma County Annex 107 N. Chestnut, Cortez, Colo.81321