October 16, 2023 – The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has mailed 473,865 ballots to all eligible, active registered voters for the 2023 Coordinated Election. The mail ballot packet contains something new for voters this election. Voters will receive an “I Voted” sticker on their mail ballot instruction sheet. In past elections, only in-person voters could receive a sticker.
“We found a way to give every voter an opportunity to wear a sticker showing they’ve participated in our democratic process, something they can be proud of,” said Clerk Steve Schleiker. “To make it fun, rather than one standard design, we have five different colorful designs. You can compare your “I Voted” sticker with your neighbor’s. Many thanks to our vendor for working with our office to accomplish this.”
If you do not receive your ballot by Thursday, October 26, contact our Elections Department at 719-575-VOTE (8683).
After researching the candidates and ballot measures to make a decision, voters are encouraged to vote and return their ballot early. The Clerk provides 39 secure 24-hour ballot drop box locations throughout the county. 99% of the county’s population lives within a fifteen-minute drive of one of these locations. Every ballot box is under 24/7 camera surveillance that has been upgraded this year. By visiting www.epcvotes.com you can view motion triggered events at any of the ballot boxes.
Voters also may return their ballot through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) by affixing adequate postage to their return envelope. The Clerk’s Office recommends that voters do not return their voted ballot by mail after October 30. All voted ballots must be returned to the Clerk and Recorder’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 7, 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 VSPC at the Citizens Service Center at 1675 West Garden of the Gods Road. Additional Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) will open October 30, with a total of 10 VSPCs opening in phases by Election Day. A full list of locations along with hours of operation can be viewed here.
To track the status of your mail ballot, sign up for BallotTrax. For election information voters should visit www.EPCVotes.com or contact the Clerk’s Election Department at (719) 575-VOTE (8683), or firstname.lastname@example.org.