Ongoing voter registration drive

Watch for the Voter Registration table at various locations in Alamosa through Oct. 11. Next week certified voter registration volunteers will be at Wal-Mart on May 17 and 18.

The Alamosa Voter Registration Drive is ready to engage and inspire residents 16 years or older to register to vote. All unregistered residents are urged to stop at the Voter Table to register to vote in the 2019 election. That’s right,! There’s an election in Alamosa this year. “There’s personal satisfaction when expressing one’s opinion about our government when you exercise the right to vote. claims Alamosa resident, James Bird. Volunteers of the Voter Table are passionate and welcoming about voting rights for everyone.” Bird is the manager of the Alamosa Voter Registration Drive. “Our goal is much more than getting as many people registered to vote as possible,” he explained. “We’re here to explain the importance of the current local issues that will be on this November’s ballot. These issues directly impact all of us. Voters can go away from the Voter Table knowing precisely why and what they will be voting.

Locations of the Voter Registration tables will be announced in the Valley Courier each week.

Next week the table will be at Wal-Mart on Friday, May 17 between 3 and 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Two state trained certified voter registration volunteers will be at the Voter Table once or twice each week throughout our community this summer and fall, until Oct. 11. Colorado State Voter Registration Forms completed at the Voter Table will be submitted to the Alamosa County Clerk and Recorder Office. The County enters the information in order to mail election ballots to registered voters for the Nov. 5 election.

This Alamosa Voter Registration Drive is certified by the Colorado Secretary of State. Everyone completing a registration form at the Voter Table can be assured that their information is handled in a confidential manner by registration volunteers. All volunteers have been trained by a certified representative of the Secretary of State and all completed forms are turned in to the County Clerk and Recorder office on the first working day they have been completed.

Bird revealed that, “At our Voter Table resident voter information can be electronically verified to change voter status or, if they have recently moved. Even if a voter hasn’t voted in several elections inactive status can be verified. If anyone needs assistance to complete the Voter Registration Form, volunteers will answer questions and have easy-to-understand take-away handouts to explain the current Alamosa County election issues for the upcoming Nov. 5 election.” Yes, that’s right! Registered Voters; should expect a ballot in the mail this October.

Literature on the importance of voting is available at Bird’s Voter Table. Voter Registration Forms are available in both English and Spanish. This Colorado State Certified Voter Registration Drive is not affiliated with any political party or other organization.

Bird emphasized that, “Voting is the only way to make change in our democracy!”

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