EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office says it has mailed nearly 427,000 ballots to all eligible and active registered voters for the 2020 General Election. The ballots are expected to arrive by Friday, Oct. 16.
Residents can track the status of their ballots before arrival and even after voting through a state app called ballottrax.
The ballots contain contests for Presidential candidates, state and local candidates, 11 statewide measures and 13 local measures. The content of the ballot varies based on where each voter lives. Voters are encouraged to research the candidates and issues ahead of time through the Colorado General Assembly Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) and the El Paso County TABOR Notice mailed earlier this month.
KRDO has prepared a 2020 Voter Guide for the national, statewide and local candidates in this election season.
“Coloradans are fortunate to have a mail ballot system considered to be the gold standard nationally, safeguarded for our democracy, to instill El Paso County voters with confidence,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “Again, this election, voters’ health and safety are at the forefront of our minds due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 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 by using one of our secure drop boxes throughout the County.”
The Clerk and Recorder's Office has 37 secure 24/7 ballot drop-box locations throughout the county. Voters can also return their ballots via the U.S. Postal Service with a $0.65 postage stamp. The Clerk’s Office recommends that voters do not return their voted ballot by mail after October 26. All voted ballots mused be returned to the Clerk and Recorder's Office by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 to be counted. Postmarked ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted.
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. Seven additional Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) will open October 19, with a total of 35 VSPCs opening in phases by Election Day. A full list of locations along with hours of operation can be viewed here.
For more information about the election, tracking the status of your mail ballot, or viewing the El Paso County sample General Election ballot, voters should visit www.EPCVotes.com or call (719) 575-VOTE (8683).