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Emergency ballots available for some Colorado recall voters

August 25, 2013 Updated: August 25, 2013 at 11:25 am
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photo - Rachel Martin, 6, runs between her grandparents Karen and Dwight Martin who showed up to vote at the Citadel Mall early voting center on the first day of early voting in Colorado Monday, October 22, 2012. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette
Rachel Martin, 6, runs between her grandparents Karen and Dwight Martin who showed up to vote at the Citadel Mall early voting center on the first day of early voting in Colorado Monday, October 22, 2012. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette 

Voters who will be unable to go to voting centers in the five days leading up to the upcoming recall elections can request an emergency ballot be mailed to them before election day.

The Sept. 10 recall elections of Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, were to be the first elections in the state held under a new law requiring every voter to receive a mail ballot.

Instead, the opposite will occur.

A complicated ruling in Denver District Court enforced a constitutional rule giving hopeful candidates until Monday to get their names on the ballot.

The remaining 15 days before the election is not enough time for election officials to print ballots and send them to every registered voter in the district, as the newly enacted HB1303 requires.

Only overseas military and those requesting emergency ballots will receive ballots in the mail.

Emergency ballots can be requested by filling out a form on the clerk and recorder's websites from Pueblo and El Paso counties between now and election day.

El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams said the sooner a ballot is requested the more likely it is to be sent and returned in a timely fashion so it can be counted.

Early voting will begin Sept. 5 and run through election day, Sept. 10, with the exception of Sept. 8, when voting centers will be closed.

To receive an emergency ballot, a person must be out of town or physically unable to go to a voting center for the entire window of early voting and election day.

Visit http://car.elpasoco.com to print an application for emergency ballot that can be returned by email, fax, mail or dropping it off at the Clerk and Recorder's Office.

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