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Election Day: 5 things you need to know

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Tuesday is your last day to register to vote, turn in your ballot and make your voice heard. 

Before you head out the door, here are the 5 things you need to know:

  1. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
  2.  It's too late to mail-in your ballots, they must be dropped off in person. There are 25 voter service and polling centers open today in El Paso County, along with 15 ballot drop off boxes. For a full list of drop off locations in El Paso County click here. For a full list of drop off locations in Pueblo County click here.
  3. You can still register to vote if you haven't already. Just head to one of the 25 voter service and polling centers.
  4.  You can update your voter registration, request a replacement ballot, vote in person and drop off your ballot at any one of the 25 voter service and polling centers.
  5. Before you turn in your ballot make sure to sign the back of the envelope to verify it. Click here to track the status of your ballot.

"Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted - and not be stolen by fraud," said Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer in a statement. "The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason St. Julien has been assigned as the designated Colorado Election Officer. Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767, by fax at (202) 307-3961, by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov or click here to fill out a complaint form online. 

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses, you can contact them by calling 303-629-7171.

You can count on News5 both on air and online for the most up to date election results as they start to come in. 

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