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October 14, 2020- The County’s first solar-powered ballot drop box is now available for voters in the city’s south-central area. The 24/7 secure drop box is located at Broadmoor Towne Center at Southgate, in the westside parking area. It brings the total to 37 locations where voters can easily drop off their ballot.

A ribbon cutting is planned for the new ballot box on Thursday, October 15, at 11:00 a.m. with Commissioner Stan VanderWerf in attendance along with Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. This event will be a media opportunity before the 2020 General Election on November 3.

“This is a prime location to serve our voters in the Southgate area,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “It also reflects our office’s commitment to innovative technology by providing a solar-powered ballot box. Most importantly, we now offer a total of 37 locations to ensure voters can safely and easily return their ballots and exercise their democratic right to vote unencumbered.”

Ballots were mailed to eligible active, registered voters on October 9. Voters are encouraged to remain in the safety of their home to vote their mail ballot and return it early at a ballot drop box. Early ballot returns help the election process and enables the County to release more election results in a timely manner on Election Day.

Although voters also can return their ballot through the U.S. Postal Service, they need to affix $.065 postage and mail early enough for receipt by the Clerk’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3. Postmarks do not count. Ballots also may be returned at a VSPC.

All ballot drop boxes are open 24/7 and are under video surveillance. An interactive map for voters to find their nearest location is available at along with other important election information. Voters should contact the Clerk’s Election Office with questions or (719) 575-VOTE (8683).