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El Paso County Clerk’s Office warns voters about USPS mailer containing misleading information

Posted at 2:07 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 07:50:18-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is warning voters about the United States Postal Service mailer containing misleading information. "While their card was generic ad probably works for most of the 50 states and territories, you know Colorado is unique," said El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman.

They have been notified that USPS will be sending out a national pre-election mailer to every household in America that contains incorrect election information for Colorado.

The mailer incorrectly asks that voters request a mail ballot at least 15 days before the election and return their ballots by mail at least seven days before the election. "We ask that people be extra safe and say eight days, so a little bit of difference in the message there," said Broerman.

In Colorado, ballots will be mailed to every eligible registered voter automatically on Oct. 9 and you don't need to make a request to their office.

“While the transmitting of some of the details on the postcard sent by the United States Postal Service is incorrect, this does allow our office to ask our citizens to 'make a plan to vote' in the Nov. 3 General Election, by updating their registration or by registering to vote today," Broerman said.

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office also wants to remind voters who may miss the deadline for mailing their ballot, there are 37 drop boxes across the county along with 35 vote centers. Ballots can be dropped off up to the close of polling places on election day.

“Finally, I would like to emphasize that the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has enjoyed a positive working relationship with Postal Service officials, the dedicated staff that processes the mail, and the route carriers that deliver those ballots to our voters’ doorsteps," Broerman said.

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office wants to remind you to verify that your voter registration is correct. To do that, click here. For a list of ballot drop boxes and VSPC locations, click here.