Why You Should Vote

With just days left until the election, we must remember how critical it is for us all to exercise our right to vote. The United States falls far behind other developed nations in voter turnout, meaning a very low percentage of eligible voters end up casting a ballot. According to the Pew Research Center, only 55.7% voted in the 2016 general election. Voter turnout is historically even lower in midterm elections. It can be very easy to feel discouraged when our representatives don’t reflect our values and we may sometimes feel like our vote doesn’t matter. But with our vote comes the power to choose the government we want and hold them accountable for the decisions they make on our behalf. When we don’t vote, we lose that power. Your vote is your voice. Please join me in voting this year!


If you have not yet registered to vote, it’s not too late. You can still register squany time before 7PM on Election Day. If you have not yet received a ballot or have any other issues regarding your ballot, please contact the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder. At this point, if you mail your ballot it may not be received in time, so please instead take your ballot to your nearest drop off location by 7PM on November 6th. You may also vote in person any day between now and the 6th. Thank you for being a voter.



http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/21/u-s-voter-turnout-trails-most-developed-countries/


https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/511/Ballot-Drop-Off-Locations-PDF?bidId=

Secretary of State https://www.sos.state.co.us/

303-894-2200

Jeffco Clerk and Recorder: https://www.jeffco.us/687/Clerk-Recorder  

303-271-8186