The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has mailed approximately 408,000 ballots to active registered Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Unaffiliated voters for the 2020 Primary Election. The ballots should arrive in voters’ mailboxes by Friday of this week.
Depending on precinct, the 2020 Primary Election ballot content will contain contests for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Senate, State House, District Attorney and County Commissioner Districts Two, Three and Four.
“Voters’ health and safety is at the forefront of our minds this election cycle due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “Although in-person services are offered, it is essential the voters in El Paso County vote in the safety and comfort of their home and return their mail ballot early by using one of our secure drop boxes throughout the County or by USPS. This Primary Election is the last step that will help determine the candidates on this November’s Presidential Election Ballot.”
Voters have many convenient options for returning their voted ballot. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office has 35 secure 24/7 ballot drop-box locations throughout the county. 98.6% of the county’s population lives within a fifteen-minute drive of one of these locations. Voters also may return their ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. However, voters should affix adequate postage and mail their ballot in enough time for delivery to the Clerk’s Office before the deadline of 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 30. The Clerk’s Office recommends that voters do not return their voted ballot by mail after June 22.
Any voter needing a replacement ballot, or other in-person services may visit the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at the Citizens Service Center at 1675 West Garden of the Gods Road. Five Voter Service and Polling Centers will open June 22, and two additional voter centers will open on June 29. A full list of locations along with hours of operation can be viewed here.
For more information about the election, including sample Primary Election ballots, voters should visit www.EPCVotes.com or call (719) 575-VOTE (8683).
All voted ballots must be returned to the Clerk and Recorder’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 30, to be counted. Postmarked ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted.