Tips for El Paso County voters: How, when, where to cast ballots
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About 375,000 ballots for the June 26 primary election were mailed out to voters on June 4. Voters should have received their ballots by Friday, according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office.

Unless unaffiliated voters selected a party preference online, they will receive ballots for the Republican and Democratic primaries but must only return one of the ballots. Voters registered with the Democratic or Republican parties will receive the primary ballot for their registered party. Ballots must be received by the Clerk and Recorder's Office by 7 p.m. on June 26. Postmarked ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted. The Clerk and Recorder's Office recommends that voters do not return their voted ballot by mail after June 20.

Anyone who did not receive a ballot, needs a replacement ballot, or would like to register to vote and vote in person should visit a voter service and polling center.

A center is now open at the clerk and recorder's main office at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road.

On June 18, four more centers will open at the following locations: Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave.; Powers Motor Vehicle Office, 5650 Industrial Place; Fort Carson Motor Vehicle Office, 6351 Wetzel Ave.; Union Town Center Motor Vehicle Office, 8830 N. Union Blvd.

On June 25, two more centers will open at Monument Town Hall, 645 Beacon Lite Road, and The Independence Center, 729 S. Tejon St.

24/7 Drop Boxes, at 15 locations throughout the county, will be open until the deadline on Election Day. Dropoff locations include the Colorado Springs City Administration Building at 30 S. Nevada Ave., the Fountain Police Department, the Falcon Fire Protection District, Manitou Springs City Hall and Monument Town Hall. For a full list of locations, visit epcvotes.com. Anyone with questions about the election can call 575-8683.

Rachel Riley, The Gazette

County Government Reporter

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