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Welcome to The Gazette's Voter Guide for the 2016 General Election

We contacted every candidate on the ballot to learn about their experience and ask them where they stand on the issues. We compiled all of their answers here so the voters have a resource to compare and contrast.

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How to vote

El Paso County voter information

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How to Vote

Ballots will be mailed from Oct. 17-31 for the Nov. 8 General Election. Voter registration for the mail-only election must be updated for voters to receive a ballot.

For more on the elections, go to the Gazette’s election page.

  • El Paso County residents can register to vote and pick up ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202.
  • A representative from clerk’s office will be on hand to help with registration and issue ballots.
  • Colorado residents may register to vote or change parties at through Oct. 31, or in person through election day at county clerk offices.
  • It is recommended that voters do not return their ballots in the mail after Nov. 2. Postmarked ballots received after 7 p.m. Nov. 8 will not be counted.
  • People who have been a resident of Colorado for at least 22 days before the election can register to vote or change their party affiliation through election day.
  • Many voter service centers and ballot drop-off areas are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17-Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.
  • All ballot drop-off sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day.
  • To check ballot status, including to see if a ballot has been received, go to