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ELECTION BALLOTS

DENVER (AP) — Secretary of State Wayne Williams is recommending that voters who haven’t mailed in their ballots yet deliver them in person instead.Williams says that several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service didn’t deliver their ballots in a timely manner. So he suggests voters either drop off their ballots with their county clerk or use another county drop-off location before 7 p.m. Tuesday rather than putting them in the mail at this point.Last year, a judge ruled that county clerks could not count ballots that arrive after 7 p.m. on Election Day.

THIRD AND FINAL GOP PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON TAP IN BOULDER

BOULDER (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls don’t take the debate stage in Boulder until tomorrow.But plenty of groups are lining up to tell the GOP candidates what to say.The events start Tuesday, when former Interior Secretary and Colorado native Ken Salazar joins other Democrats to urge the candidates to talk about climate change and land protection.Other groups are planning press events leading up to the CNBC debate Wednesday evening. Some groups are talking about Latino voter registration, and others are talking about reproductive rights. National debates give activist groups a chance to grab media attention while reporters are in town to cover the debates.Colorado’s marijuana industry is participating, too. A cannabis industry group is offering dispensary tours Wednesday for reporters who haven’t seen Colorado’s marijuana industry up close.

GOP CANDIDATE RAND PAUL RALLYING IN DENVER

DENVER (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is arriving early for the Republican presidential debate in Boulder.After some campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, Paul is scheduled to hold a rally on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver at 4 p.m. It’s home to three colleges — including the University of Colorado Denver.The first-term senator was considered a major presidential contender earlier in the year but the latest fundraising numbers put him squarely in the bottom tier of the GOP’s 2016 class over the last three months.