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The April 2, 2013 Colorado Springs Municipal Election is a mail-ballot election. Ballots will be mailed as early as March 8 to all registered active voters who live in the city limits of Colorado Springs.
New voters who want to participate in the April 2 election must register no later than March 4. They can register through the Colorado Secretary of State’s website or fill out a voter registration form at the websites of the Colorado Springs City Clerk and El Paso County Clerk and Recorder These forms can be mailed to the City Clerk’s Office at the address listed below or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voters who are inactive, or have moved and have not updated their new address with their voter registration records may not initially receive a ballot. Election material will not be held by the post office or forwarded to new addresses and will be returned to the city clerk’s office. Voters who are unsure of their voting status can call the city clerk’s office at (719) 385-5901 (option one) or the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s election office at (719) 575-8683.
Voters are considered inactive if they did not vote in the November 2012 election. To receive a ballot, inactive voters must fill out an inactive voter ballot request affidavit through the Colorado Springs City Clerk’s Office or reactivate their voter registration through the Colorado Secretary of State’s website They can also contact the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s election office.
Voters who wish to receive an absentee ballot in the mail must request their ballot by March 26 by contacting the clerk’s office at P.O. Box 1575 MC 110 Colorado Springs, CO 80901, fax it to (719) 385-5114 or e-mail the office at email@example.com. Voters who wish to pick up an absentee ballot in person must make the request by March 29.
There will be no voting centers April 2 or early voting locations. All ballots must be received -- not just postmarked -- at the Colorado Springs City Clerk’s Office no later than 7 p.m. April 2, 2013. Ballots received later than that deadline, or ballots that are not signed, will not be counted. Voters who are worried their ballots will not be received in time can drop off their ballots at several locations.
Starting March 11, voters may drop off ballots from 8 am. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Colorado Springs City Clerk’s Office, 30 S. Nevada Ave. Suite 101. On April 2, the office will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Starting March 14, voters can drop off their ballots at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 2: