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EPC Clerk’s Office establishes health, safety guidelines for Primary Election

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 09:59:22-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has established health and safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of voters and election staff during the Primary Election.

These guidelines will be in place at Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC), but voters are encouraged to only visit a VSPC if necessary.

Voters can also use online services at GoVoteColorado.gov until June 22 and receive their ballot by mail.

After June 22, they must come in person to a VSPC.

“We are committed to enfranchising voters in our cherished democratic process while providing systems to safeguard their well-being and that of our staff during this pandemic period,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “We ask voters to be aware of recommended safety precautions when they visit a VSPC and if possible use online services as an alternative.”

If you do vote in person, you will see some changes at your voting station. Those changes include face masks worn by all staff, as well as health screenings.

Voters will be asked to wear masks, but they are not required. Any voter experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is also encouraged to not visit a VSPC, rather utilize a ballot drop box.

Plexiglass barriers will be in place, while social distancing will be implemented in where equipment is positioned.

The number of voters in the VSPC will be monitored to conform with recommended guidelines. Areas of the VSPC will be sanitized throughout the day.

There will be five VSPCs operating beginning June 22 and two more open June 29/30. Location maps with dates and hours of operation are available here - epcvotes.com.

For more information about the election, including sample Primary Election ballots, voters should visit www.EPCVotes.com or call (719) 575-VOTE (8683).