Voting and Returning My Ballot

Colorado has a voting system in which all active, registered voters receive a ballot in the mail. Voters also have the option to vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC).

In order to receive your ballot in the mail, you must register to vote, or update your address/registration if necessary, within 8 days of the Election. For the 2019 Coordinated Election, that deadline is October 28.

That deadline allows time for processing and mailing your ballot.  You can register to vote or update your registration prior to that deadline online at ​www.govotecolorado.com.

After the deadline, you can still register to vote and you also can update your registration and receive your ballot.  Both may be done at one of our Voter Service & Polling Centers through Election Day.

Equipment

El Paso County’s voting equipment uses updated technology, and has many unique ADA features. The 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.

 

At each of our VSPCs there are ballot marking devices where voters can vote in person. Click here to learn how easy the machine is to use.

Mail Ballots

Elections in Colorado are conducted by mail ballot.  Voters are mailed their ballot and can fill it out at theirBallot Drop-Off Box convenience. To return their voted ballot, voters may:

  • drop off the ballot in one of our 24/7 secure ballot drop-off boxes throughout the County
  • drop it off at a Voter Service and Polling Center
  • mail it with postage – Important!  Ballots must be received by the Clerk and Recorder’s Office by the deadline of 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Postmarks do not count!

Locations of 24/7 secure ballot drop-off boxes (will be available when designated).

Voter Service and Polling Center

Citadel Voter Service and Polling CenterVoter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) are one-stop vote locations where you can register to vote, update your registration, vote in person and drop off your voted mail ballot all in one place. For each election, we will have several conveniently located VSPCs throughout El Paso County.

You may go to any VSPC to transact business, drop your ballot or vote.

If voting in person at a Voter Service & Polling Center, you will be asked to provide identification. Find out about the Acceptable Forms of Identification

If you prefer to vote on a ballot marking device, the ICX machine is available and this video will provide easy instructions.

 

Locations and hours of the VSPCs for the 2019 Coordinated Election (will be available when designated).