The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has mailed approximately 375,000 ballots to active registered Democratic, Republican and Unaffiliated voters for the 2018 Primary Election. The ballots should arrive in voters’ mailboxes Friday of this week.
Ballots sent will contain contests for U.S. House, Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, CU Regent, Board of Education, State Senate, State House, County-wide offices and Commissioner District one and five.
“This is an exciting election season,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “This Primary Election is the last step that will help determine the candidates on this November’s General Election Ballot. For the first time, Unaffiliated voters can cast a vote and make their voice heard. Unaffiliated voters who did not choose a ballot preference will receive a ballot packet containing two ballots, Republican and Democratic. It is essential the Unaffiliated voter only votes and returns one ballot.”
Voters have many convenient options for returning their voted ballot. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office has fifteen 24/7 ballot drop-boxes located 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 26. The Clerk’s Office recommends that voters do not return their voted ballot by mail after June 20.
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. Other Voter Service and Polling Centers will open at a later date.
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 26, to be counted. Postmarked ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted.