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Ballots mailing out Friday to El Paso County voters for 2021 coordinated election

Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 4:13 AM MDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2021 at 5:39 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Ballots are being mailed out to El Paso County voters on Friday for the 2021 coordinated election.

11 News spoke with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, who said 450,000 ballots are being mailed out on Friday. You could receive your ballot as early as Saturday. Monday is a federal holiday, so the majority of voters will likely get their ballots on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

“Elections are a culmination of hundreds of interwoven steps to make an election happen. We have hundreds of people working behind the scenes in the form of election judges, our vendors, our postal service, so that’s all coming together on Friday where we are mailing out our ballots,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman.

Nov. 2 is a coordinated election, which focuses on school board races, municipalities, tax and finance questions, and more.

“Those are things that affect us each and every day. Sometimes the national issues or state issues and candidates may be a little bit removed from our day-to-day activities, and these issues on this ballot are more important because of their local flavor,” said Broerman.

Oct. 25 is the last day citizens may register to vote or update their voter record at www.GoVoteColorado.gov and have a ballot mailed to them. Ballots have already been sent to about 6,000 military voters and overseas citizens.

There are 38 ballot drop box locations around El Paso County, with the majority of voters being within a few minutes of one. Oct. 22 is the recommended last day to return your ballot by mail.

If you don’t receive your ballot by about Oct. 15, contact the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders office. You have until 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 to submit your ballot.

For more information on the coordinated election, click here.

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