For Immediate Release
Contact: Alissa Vander Veen
(719) 520-7322; (719) 351-9626
NEW 24-HOUR BALLOT DROP BOX
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO – The El Paso County Clerk & Recorder has installed a new 24-hour ballot drop box at its Citizens Service Center Main Office. This ballot drop box is the first of its kind in El Paso County. Now voters can simply drive through and drop off the ballot without ever getting out of their car. The ballot drop box is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“I am excited to provide voters another way to quickly and easily drop off their ballot. This ballot drop box is a way for voters to ensure that we receive their ballot during the hours that work for them,” said Clerk Wayne Williams.
Allowing for a 24-hour unmanned ballot drop-off location was provided for by a change in the Colorado Secretary of State rules that now allow for external unmanned drop-off locations as long as they are secured according to the guidance provided by the Secretary of State Rules and under 24-hour video surveillance.
The ballot drop-off is located in the front roundabout of the Citizens Service Center Office at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. There are directional signs to help voters locate the ballot drop box.