October 21, 2021 – The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will open five more Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC), on Monday, October 25. All VSPCs will be open through the week 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 30, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“I encourage voters to vote their mail ballot and return it at one of the 38 ballot drop box locations,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “We are committed to enfranchising voters in our cherished democratic process and they can be confident in Colorado’s mail ballot election system. Only voters who are in need of in-person services should utilize a Voter Service and Polling Center, especially during these busy final days of the election.”
Please note, the primary purposes of a Voter Center are to register new voters, update voter registrations, and issue ballots to voters who did not receive one in the mail. Voter Centers also offer ADA ballot marking devices for individuals with disabilities. If an individual prefers to vote in person, they may come to a Voter Center and receive a paper ballot to vote and deposit. All ballots, whether mail ballot or voting in person are processed and tabulated in the same method at our centralized facility. A voter also can drop off their completed mail ballot in person at a VSPC.
It is recommended that voters utilize their mail ballot and vote in the safety and security of their home. This helps to safeguard the well-being of the electorate and staff.
On November 1, another five VSPCs will open, bringing the total to 11 that will be available through Election Day, November 2. All VSPCs will be open Tuesday, November 2, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
El Paso County VSPC locations are determined utilizing a geographic information system (GIS) and strategically placed throughout the county. Over 98 percent of the population live within 10 or 15 minutes from a VSPC or secure 24/7 ballot drop-off box.