For Immediate Release
Contact: Alissa Vander Veen
(719) 520-7322; (719) 351-9626
VOTER INFORMATION CARDS MAILED
FOR THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO – In order to help voters prepare for the upcoming Presidential Election the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder has mailed Voter Information Cards to all registered voters well in advance of the statutorily required deadline. In an effort to clarify information for voters the Clerk’s Office is mailing three types of voter information cards:
• Permanent Mail-In Voters-this card informs the voter that they will be receiving a ballot by mail, the approximate date they should receive their ballot, the available ballot drop-off locations and the dates for dropping off their ballot.
• Inactive Voters-this card informs the voter that they are inactive and encourages them to verify and update their information. The card also serves as a Mail-In Ballot application so they can update their information and request a Mail-In Ballot. It also includes information regarding the voting options for the 2012 Election (Early Voting, voting by mail, and their 2012 Polling Place location).
• Active Voters-this card informs the voter of their options for voting in this November’s election (Early Voting, Mail-In Ballot or at their Polling Place), a Mail-In Ballot application as well as their 2012 Polling Place.
There are three ways that voters can return their Voter Information Cards, if they are updating their information or requesting a Mail-In Ballot:
1. Go online to GoVoteColorado.com (requires a valid Colorado Driver’s License or ID).
2. Return the completed Voter Information Card to the Clerk’s Office by mail, fax or email.
3. Come into one of the four Clerk & Recorder’s Office locations.
Information on Voter Registration Statuses:
• Permanent Mail-In Voters-These are voters who have signed up to always receive their ballot in the mail. The Clerk’s Office mails their ballot to them for every election as long as they stay active or remain on the list.
• Inactive Voters-Any registered voter who failed to vote in the 2010 General Election was changed from “active” to “inactive”. The individual remains registered to vote and eligible to vote but, the voter is no longer considered active. Notice was sent to all affected individuals in February of 2011. Also included in the list of Inactive Voters are individuals whose mail has been returned to the Clerk’s Office as undeliverable.
• Active Voters- Are registered voters whose information appears to be current and whose mail has not been returned to the County Clerk’s Office as undeliverable.
Links to sample VIC cards:
Active Voter VIC
Inactive Voter VIC
Permanent Voter VIC