Vote by Mail

Grand County conducts their elections all by vote by mail. Ballots for the election will go out approximately 3 weeks prior to the election. This allows all voters to be informed on the issues, voters can make their choices and vote their ballot at their convenience. Voters always have the choice to mail back their ballot or deliver it to the drop location. Ballots will need to be post marked by the Election date, or dropped off at our office by 8 p.m. on Election night.

Will your Vote remain confidential? Yes, our State Constitution ensures your right to a secret ballot. We make sure that we have processes and procedures in place to ensure the separation of personal identifiers (such as the voter's name, signature and address) prior to the ballot being viewed.

The Vote by Mail Process
1. Receive your ballot

Your ballot will be mailed out approximately three weeks prior to the election. To receive a ballot, your voter registration mailing address needs to be current. You can review and make changes to your address on or contact our office at 435-259-1321.

If you are a registered voter and did not receive your ballot, please contact us at 435-259-1321.

2. Vote your Ballot
Your ballot packet will include a ballot, a secrecy envelope and a return envelope. Follow the instructions that accompany your ballot. If you need a replacement ballot, please contact our office.

3. Return your Ballot
Your ballot must be:
    -Postmarked no later than Election Day; or
    -Returned in person to 125 East Center Street by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballot Processing and Secrecy
It is essential to the integrity of an election that ballot processing be accurate and transparent, while maintaining your right to a secret ballot. After you return  your voted ballot, we, your county elections department follows this ballot counting process:

. Your signature on the outer return envelope is checked against the signature on file with your voter registration, this is to insure that the signatures match and you are the one voting your ballot.
2. You are credited for voting in that election. This ensures that only one ballot from each voter is counted.
3. The outer return envelope, which identifies you, will be separated from the inner security envelope, which contains the voted ballot. Once this process is done the ballots can not be traced back to you, the voter, ensuring the secrecy of your vote.
4. All ballots are inspected to make sure the scanning machine can read the ballot. Our scanning equipment is tested and audited prior to the election to ensure that it is working properly.
5. Ballots are then sent through the scanning machine to count the vote and results will be given after the Election.