In October of 2019, I, Paul Eckstein, mistakenly voted twice in the same election when two mail in ballots were inadvertently sent to my home address. Voting twice in any election is illegal and can result in criminal charges. It is the voter’s responsibility to make sure that you have not, nor will not, cast more than one ballot in any election. If for any reason you receive more than one ballot in any election, please let the El Paso County Elections Department know at (719) 575-VOTE (8683). Do not vote both ballots as this could be considered a serious crime. I deeply regret this and urge every voter to avoid a similar mistake.
Paul Eckstein, signed on March 17th 2021
“Voter fraud is a serious crime. Be sure to vote your own ballot, and that your signature is clear. If you receive a ballot that is not yours, let the El Paso County Elections Department know at (719) 575-VOTE (8683). Every vote is a voice – make sure it’s your own.”
Citizen of El Paso County who pleaded guilty to voting twice penalty.