El Paso County Elections Department | Liz Olson, elections manager
Office of the clerk & Recorder, Chuck broerman
Colorado has a hybrid voting system in which all active, registered voters receive a ballot in the mail. Individuals can fill out that ballot at home, and either mail it back with a stamp, drop the ballot off in one of our 24/7 drop-off boxes throughout the County (there are 15), or drop it off at a Voter Service and Polling Center.
Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) are one-stop-vote locations at which you can register to vote, update your registration, and vote all in one place!
In order to receive your ballot in the mail, you must register (or update your address/registration as needed) within 8 days of the Election. For the 2017 Coordinated Election, that means October 30. You can register to vote prior to that deadline on www.govotecolorado.com.
But if you miss the deadline to register for your mail ballot, you can still register and vote at one of our Voter Service & Polling Centers up until Election Day.
Voting has become increasingly accessible in Colorado through the mail ballot initiative, as well as same-day registration. Now you can vote a mail ballot from the comfort of your home, and you don't have to worry about election day lines.
VSPCs also afford citizens the opportunity to vote in person if they choose. For a list of VSPCs for the 2017 Coordinated Election, click here.
El Paso County recently purchased new voting equipment through Dominion. The new electronic voting devices that are available use updated technology, and have many unique ADA features. Stop by our Main Office to learn more!