— Lynn Bartels (@lynn_bartels) June 22, 2018
How appropriate that Moffat County Clerk Lila Herod is taking her wooden U on the road Monday because it features a dinosaur and she’s headed to Dinosaur.
Dinosaur — pop. 339 — on the Colorado-Utah border is almost 90 miles away from the county seat in Craig. The clerk’s office heads over the day before the election so voters can personally deliver their ballots or get new ones if they need one.
“Last year it was only 25 ballots, but that’s 10 percent of their precinct,” Herod said.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams handed out the U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign to help inform unaffiliated voters that for the first time they can participate in Tuesday’s primary election, and to remind them they can only vote one ballot. If they vote both, neither will count.
Moffat County’s wooden U was decorated by a courthouse neighbor, Loy Jones, the mineral agent for the assessor’s office. The dinosaur was a natural to highlight because Moffat County is known for the spectacular Dinosaur National Monument, two miles from the town of Dinosaur.
Herod said she and her staff have enjoyed watching how various county clerks, lawmakers, journalists and others have decorated their U’s.