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Mail in Ballots

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By: kktv

Election day is coming up soon for the Springs. And this year will be a little different because it is the first year the general election will be done by mail-in ballot.

All of the ballots will be mailed out to registered voters by March 17. If you don't recieve one by march 25, you must contact the City Clerk. Included with the ballot will be instructions for the new format, which City Clerk, Kathryn Young says are clear cut.

Ballots must be returned with the voter's signature and birthdate on the verification envelope. All ballots are due no later than April 1, at 7 p.m.

If you still have questions about the mail-in ballot, log onto www.springsgov.com, and click on "city elections".

If you don't want to mail your ballot in, you can drop it off personally to any of these locations between 8:00am and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday:

The City Clerk's Ooffice, Falcon Police Substation, and the Sand Creek Police Substation

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Mail in Ballots – Colorado Springs - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a mail ballot election?

  • A mail ballot election provides every eligible active voter, residing within the limits of City of Colorado Springs, with a ballot that is mailed to the address listed on voter registration records.

  • Ballots will be mailed between March 7 and March 17, 2003.

    Why a mail ballot election?

  • Increase voter participation
  • Provide easier access to voting for those people who may not be able to get to the polls

  • Allow more time for voters to study the candidates and issues before marking the ballot
  • Save taxpayer dollars.

    What if I make a mistake while voting my ballot?

  • Contact the City Clerk’s office and they will let you know how to obtain a replacement ballots. All requests for replacement ballots must be made by March 25, 2003.

    What if I am away when the ballot arrives

  • If you will be at an address different from your registered address, you can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you at the address you will be staying. A written application must be provided for each person requesting an absentee ballot.

    What is the deadline for returning a ballot?

  • On election night, April 1, 2003 by 7 p.m.
  • Remember to sign your ballot or it will not be counted.

    City Clerk’s Office

    30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 101
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    (719) 385-5901

    Source: www.springsgov.com (Colorado Springs’ City Home Page) contributed to this report.


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