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Unaffiliated Voters Surge in Primary Elections

Grand Junction, CO - The Primary Elections are off to a strong start here in the Grand Valley and it's coming from a source of voters that wouldn't have been able to participate in previous years.

Since it was decided this year to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the primary elections, unaffiliated voter ballots submitted correctly made up 23% of the total ballots received in Mesa County on the first day.

Currently, Republican ballots submitted have close to 40,000 while unaffiliated voters are trailing behind at over 33,500. Democrat ballots are at around 17,000. 

"We've been pleasantly surprised with the unaffiliated voters, they are following the instructions in their ballot packet more than not. Most of them we've been able to accept and they're turning out well", says Mesa County Clerk & Recorder Sheila Reiner.

Election Day is June 26th, so be sure to vote so you can make sure your voice is heard.

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