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Nearly 400,000 ballots sent out in El Paso County, more than 17,000 already returned

Posted at 9:53 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 11:53:54-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – El Paso County announced Tuesday that the clerk and recorder’s office has received 17,174 ballots with two weeks remaining until election day.

Of the returned ballots, 47 percent are from registered Republicans, 25 percent are from registered Democrats and 25 percent are from unaffiliated voters.

County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said his office mailed 398,280 ballots to voters last Monday, and the more than 17,000 already returned is a 6 percent turnout so far.

RELATED: El Paso County November General Election information

The county opened up 14 additional voting services and polling centers on Monday. Remember that voters have until Halloween to mail their ballots back to the clerk and recorder’s office. Ballots being mailed back will require .71 in postage (about two stamps).

They can also drop off ballots at drop boxes located around the county, an interactive map with those locations is located at the bottom of this story.

All ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2018.

You can also ensure that your ballot was counted by clicking here.