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24-hour ballot drop-off at Centennial Hall closed by building work

By: Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com
October 29, 2013 Updated: October 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm
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photo - Don Johnson and Jim Martin of GHPhipps inspect the area where a cement slab fell off of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, October 25, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)
Don Johnson and Jim Martin of GHPhipps inspect the area where a cement slab fell off of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, October 25, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette) 

Centennial Hall's 24-hour ballot dropbox will be closed this week while construction crews remove concrete facade slabs from the building at 200 S. Cascade Ave.

Friday afternoon, a large slab fell about 20 feet from the southern end of the building. As a precaution, the remaining three dozen panels will be removed from pedestrian areas. Officials are not sure whether the job will be done by Nov. 5.

Only the 24-hour drop-off ballot box is unavailable.  People can still drop off ballots in a single ballot box inside, just during regular hours at Centennial Hall.  The ballot box is still downstairs and those offices are still open.  The main entrance facing Cascade and another set of doors near Pikes Peak Center remain open.

"With the incident last Friday, we want to make sure that voters don't have issues with debris and can vote safely," stated Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams in a news release. "We still have many other ballot drop-off locations, including four other 24-hour ballot drop-off locations that citizens can utilize while the work is being done at Centennial Hall."

A list of other ballot drop-off locations is available here at The Gazette's online voter guide.

All other operations at Centennial Hall, including the voter service and polling center, will be open as scheduled. A list of the other ballot drop-off locations and hours of operation is available at car.elpasoco.com or call (719) 575-VOTE (8683).

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