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9 months 22 hours ago

New Voting Rules for Colorado Elections

Colorado is preparing for an all-mail election this year under new statewide rules. In the past, Coloradans had the option of voting by mail rather than standing in lines on Election Day. In the upcoming November 5th election, every voter in the state will get a ballot in the mail,...

10 months 2 weeks ago

Polls open early in Morse recall election

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is opening up three polling locations a half hour earlier because of high voter turnout Thursday and long lines before polls opened. The polling locations at S Powers Blvd, Centennial Hall and the Citizens Service Center on Garden of the Gods...

1 year 1 month ago

Morse recall campaign gets 16,000 signatures

State history was made on Monday: the Secretary of State confirms it's the first time enough signatures have been gathered to recall a state legislator. In light of recent gun control legislation recall organizers working to remove Senate President John Morse brought in more than double the number of...

1 year 3 months ago

Maduro elected president of Venezuela

Venezuela now has a new leader five weeks after the death of President Hugo Chavez . Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's hand-picked successor, has been declared the winner in official results. Long lines at the polls formed early in the morning and again in the afternoon as this politically divided...

1 year 4 months ago

Bishop urges prayer during transition

COLORADO SPRINGS - At the noon daily mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral, parishioners come to quietly pray and worship in a custom that has spanned centuries and continents. As church leaders in Rome begin the process of electing a new Pope, Bishop Michael Sheridan says 150,000 or so members...

1 year 8 months ago

El Paso County voters set election record

COLORADO SPRINGS - A record 292,698 voters cast ballots in El Paso County during in the 2012 General Election. The county election department finished the canvassing process Wednesday which officially certifies the results. The final vote tally beat the 2008 record by 17,991 votes. According to a news release...

1 year 8 months ago

Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that...

2 years 3 months ago

EU says Congo election "not credible"

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - The European Union has concluded that the recent presidential election in Congo, which was marked by massive logistical problems, is not credible The observation mission said in its final report, which is being published nearly four months after the November vote, that they consider the results...

2 years 5 months ago

EU report says Nicaragua vote lacked transparency

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - A European Union observer team says there were irregularities in Nicaragua's presidential elections in November. EU mission representative Luis Yanez says there was lack of transparency in the process and is calling for election reform in the Central American nation. A report read by Yanez on...

2 years 6 months ago

Jon Huntsman drops out of GOP race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman said the former Massachusetts governor gives the Republican Party its best shot at defeating President Barack Obama in the November general election. After staking his candidacy...

2 years 8 months ago

Helpful information for voters

Voters must return their ballots in by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at their local county clerk's office, or designated drop off site. In El Paso County the Clerk and Recorder's Office will provide curbside drop-off at all four branch locations on Monday, October 31, and on Tuesday, November 1....

2 years 10 months ago

Obama heading west

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to the West Coast to raise money from liberal donors and try to sell his new jobs plan. Obama has fundraisers events Sunday in two reliably Democratic states, Washington and California. He's expected to keep up his newly aggressive tone of...

2 years 10 months ago

Parties see increase in donations this year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's two political parties are seeing more dollars flowing to their bank accounts this year, although Democrats enjoy a fundraising edge over their opponents. New federal data show that committees supporting President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats brought in $128 million since Jan. 1. Their Republican...

2 years 10 months ago

Elections office moving Friday

The Elections Department of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office will be moving over the Labor Day weekend to the new county building on Garden of the Gods Road. The office will begin the move on Friday leaving Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Avenue, and opening Tuesday at...

3 years 1 week ago

Voter info cards to be mailed

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office will be mailing voter information cards to citizens in the county over the next few days. The card gives voters the opportunity to update and reactivate their registration if they did not cast a ballot in the 2010 election. Voters who...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Pawlenty blasts Bachmann's "nonexistent' record

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says 2012 rival Michele Bachmann has a "nonexistent" record of accomplishment during her three terms in Congress. Pawlenty, who's behind in the polls and lagging in fundraising, says that as a former Minnesota governor, he has executive experience and achieved results under...

3 years 2 months ago

Mayor Debate - Video

Colorado Springs is about to elect its first "Strong Mayor" after a change in government was approved by the voters. Two men will face each other in a run-off election on May 17. The choice is between Steve Bach and Richard Skorman. News First 5 sponsored an hour-long debate...

3 years 3 months ago

Election leaders at this hour

The results are not yet complete in the Colorado Springs City election, but here are the leaders at this time. Richard Skorman and Steve Bach will face each other in a runoff election next month for Colorado Springs Mayor. The top five in the At-Large Council race are...

3 years 3 months ago

10,000 ballots not yet counted

At about 8:30 p.m. the Colorado Springs City Clerk's Office reported all the ballots in the city election had been counted. Unofficial numbers were posted on the city website showing 100 percent of the votes were tallied. About a half hour later the city reported another 10,000 ballots had...

3 years 6 months ago

Private meeting raises questions

A private meeting over the weekend is raising some concern in Colorado Springs. A group of business leaders called The City Committee met with candidates for Colorado Springs' mayoral and city council positions. While some community leaders were invited to the Penrose House and Broadmoor, the general public and...

3 years 6 months ago

Proposed Memorial ballot language released

The proposed ballot language on whether or not Memorial Health Systems should become a non-profit has been made public. The language, as it's written, says the hospital will become a non-profit entity which would be independent and not under city control, which it currently is. Voters would have final say...

3 years 8 months ago

Unofficial results from El Paso, Pueblo Counties

As always, the results of Tuesday's election were varied, from city to city. But as always, trends emerge. Voters seemed to support taxing medical marijuana, spending money for well-planned purposes and generally Republicans had an edge over Democrats. El Paso County unofficial results Pueblo County unofficial results

3 years 9 months ago

Conservatives square off in Colorado Springs

South Sierra Madre in Colorado Springs drew the battle lines for Republicans Sunday, amongst themselves; both sides with a conservative candidate they want in the Governor's office. "We wouldn't be in it, this dividing up the Republican vote, if Tancredo hadn't jumped in after the assembly," says Jimmie Butler,...

3 years 9 months ago

Labor Secretary stumps for Salazar in Pueblo

A United States cabinet member was in Pueblo Thursday afternoon stumping for a local democratic candidate. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made an appearance at a campaign rally for John Salazar. The event was held at the Steelworkers Hall. "(John) has done so much for Coloradoans. I can tell you because...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado voters get another heavy-ballot year

Colorado voters are seeing it again: Nine proposals on the November ballot that would transform state policy on everything from bail practices to limits on government borrowing. To help voters wade through the issues, the state has issued a 100-page-plus voter pamphlet. Early voting starts Monday. Colorado...

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