El Paso County Elections Department | Angie Leath, Director of Elections
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 postage, drop off the ballot in one of our 24/7 secure drop-off boxes throughout the County (there are 15), or drop it off at a Voter Service and Polling Center. Locations of 24/7 secure ballot drop-off boxes are available here.
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! The locations and hours of the VSPCs for the 2018 General Election are available here.
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 2018 General Election, that deadline is October 29. 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 through Election Day.
Voting has become increasingly accessible in Colorado through the mail ballot initiative and “same-day voter registration” that extends through Election Day. You can vote your mail ballot from the comfort of your home and simply drop it off in one of the strategically located 24/7 secure ballot drop-off boxes throughout the County.
Should you prefer to vote in person, you can visit any Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC). For a list of VSPCs for the 2018 General Election, click here.
El Paso County’s voting equipment uses updated technology, and has many unique ADA features. The new high-tech Runbeck Agilis sorting machine increases the efficiency of processing ballots. Our equipment consistently passes all testing and audits to ensure its functionality and security. For more information about our equipment and election security, please click here.