For the first time in local elections, the County Clerk & Recorder’s Office is serving as an official drop-off location for ballots in the Colorado Springs General Municipal Election. There also will be a County election senior specialist at the City Clerk’s Office the week prior to the April 2 Election to handle voters’ change of addresses.
County Clerk & Recorder Wayne Williams and City or Colorado Springs Clerk Sarah Johnson agreed a collaborative effort of the two government entities would facilitate the voting process for citizens. Their objective was to combine the resources of both offices to better serve the voters in exercising their democratic right to vote.
In addition to the City’s ballot drop-off locations, the main office and three branch offices of the County Clerk & Recorder have ballot boxes for voters to drop off their ballots. At the County’s Citizens Service Center, there is a 24-hour, drive-up ballot box in front of the building, where voters can conveniently drop off their ballot from their vehicle at any time. Office locations and hours are shown below. All County offices will be open on Election Day 7 a.m. -7 p.m. for the election.
Voters who need to update their registration or change their address may do so online at www.govotecolorado.com through Tuesday, March 26. Beginning March 27, voters may visit the City Clerk’s Office where a County election senior specialist will assist them with changes. The specialist will work at the City Clerk’s Office through Election Day, April 2.
Voters also can update their information by using a voter registration form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing it to 719-520-7327 or mailing it to the County Clerk & Recorder. The form is available at http://car.elpasoco.com/Election or at www.govotecolorado.com . All changes after March 26 should be made in person at the City Clerk’s Office.
Ballots are being issued only at the City Clerk’s Office, 30 S. Nevada. Voters with questions or concerns should contact the City Clerk’s Office, (719) 385-5901 (option 1).
County Clerk & Recorder ballot drop-off locations are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The North Office also is open Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All County drop-off locations will be open on Election Day, April 2, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for the election.
· Main Clerk & Recorder’s Office (Citizens Service Center) 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. Drop-off boxes are in the Election Department and Motor Vehicle Department. There is a 24-hour, drive-up ballot drop-off box in front of the building.
· Southeast Branch (SE corner of Powers Blvd. and Airport Rd.) 5650 Industrial Place.
· Downtown Branch (NW corner of Cascade Ave. and Vermijo St.) 200 S. Cascade Ave. on the lower level.
· North Branch (NW corner of Union Blvd. and Research Parkway) 8830 North Union Blvd. Also open Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.