June 4, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO – Today the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Election Department mailed approximately 203,000 ballots to the citizens of El Paso County. Ballots should begin arriving at voters’ homes in the next couple of days. Ballots were mailed to affiliated voters; both active and inactive failed to vote statuses. The major political parties that are conducting a Primary Election this year are the American Constitution Party, the Democrat Party and the Republican Party. Winners from the Primary Election will move forward as their party’s nominee to the November Presidential General Election.
Voters must be affiliated with a major political party in order to receive a ballot. For affiliated voters who wish to change political parties, the deadline has passed. Voters who are unaffiliated must first affiliate with one of the three above listed parties prior to receiving a ballot. Unaffiliated voters who wish to receive their ballot by mail must declare a party by June 19, 2012 in order to have the ballot mailed. After June 19 voters must appear in person at any Clerk & Recorder’s Office to declare their affiliation and receive a ballot. Unaffiliated voters may affiliate through one of three methods:
· Update online at www.GoVoteColorado.com
· Update in person at any of the four Clerk & Recorder’s Office locations:
o North Branch—Union Town Center – 8830 N. Union Blvd. (Research Pkwy. and Union Blvd.)
o Main Office—Citizens Service Center – 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202
o Downtown Central—Centennial Hall – 200 S. Cascade Ave., lower level (Cascade Ave. and Vermijo)
o Southeast Branch—5650 Industrial Place (Powers and Airport)
· Download a Colorado Voter Registration Form from the website www.GoVoteColorado.com and submit it to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office by mail, fax, or scan and return it by email.
Fax: (719) 520-7327
Mail: Election Department
PO Box 2007
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
For additional information, contact Alissa Vander Veen at 719-351-9626 or by email at email@example.com