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Make sure your vote counts - don't mail in your ballots

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Starting Tuesday, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is urging voters to drop off their ballots at a voting center or 24-hour drop box rather than mailing them.

That's because postmarks don't count -- ballots must be in the hands of an election official by 7:00 p.m. Election Day, November 6.

"I have worked very hard to provide funding for our county clerks to set up 24-hour drop boxes so voters can drop off their ballots any time of the day or night," Secretary Williams said. "In Colorado, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to vote."

Voters who use a voting center operated by their county clerk or a 24-hour drop box do not need to use stamps.

In Kiowa County, a 24-hour drop box is located at the Kiowa County Courthouse, 1305 Goff Street, Eads, on the west side of the building near the street.

The Voter Service and Polling Centers in each county will be open through Election Day, except for Sunday, November 4. All voters who vote in person must provide identification. To find a voting center or drop box near you, use this voting information tool.

Monday was the last day for voters to request a ballot and have it mailed to them. Now through Election Day, those voters must go to a voter center and vote in person.