A ribbon cutting is planned for one of the nine new secure 24-hour ballot drop boxes installed by the Clerk and Recorder’s Office for the 2020 elections.
The ribbon cutting will be at Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, in the central part of the city. The County and City Clerks’ Offices are jointly hosting the event as the City utilizes the ballot drop boxes for City elections. Mayor John Suthers and other distinguished County and City officials will join Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman on Monday, February 3, 2:30 p.m. This event will be a media opportunity just one month before the Presidential Primary Election on March 3.
“Our purpose is to give voters in every sector of the county easy access to return their ballot at a drop box,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “The increased number of ballot boxes along with our Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC) will ensure citizens can exercise their democratic right to vote unencumbered.”
With the nine additional ballot boxes opening this year, there is a total of 35 secure 24/7 ballot boxes strategically located throughout the county. 98.8% of the county’s population lives within a 15-minute drive of one of these locations. Fifteen of the ballot boxes are convenient drive-up. New boxes range in areas from the southeast, to north, to east.
Ballots will start being mailed to voters February 10. Voters are encouraged to return their ballot early at one of the convenient ballot drop boxes. Although voters also can return their ballot through the U.S. Postal Service, they need to affix adequate postage and mail early enough for delivery at the Clerk’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, March 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. A complete list with a map will be available at www.EPCVotes.com along with other important election information. Voters should contact the Clerk’s Election Office with questions firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 575-VOTE (8683).