Colorado's primary election is on Tuesday, June 30 as voters will decide on candidates for Congress, state legislature, and other races, such as district attorney for the 4th Judicial District covering El Paso and Teller counties.
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If you have not already registered to vote, Colorado law allows you to do so up to election day at a Voter Service and Polling Center. See below for a list and link to find locations in your county.
The Colorado Secretary of State is responsible for all elections, with local Clerk and Recorders managing the process in their jurisdiction. Visit the Secretary of State's page for complete statewide election information.
Ballots were mailed to voters in the second week of June. If you are an affiliated voter, you received a ballot for your party. Unaffiliated voters should receive two ballots, but can only return one. In this election, 17-year-old voters can participate if they are turning 18 years old before Nov. 3.
The deadline for mail-in ballots was June 22. If you still need to make your vote count, do so by getting your ballot to an official dropbox. The deadline to drop-off a ballot is 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.
On a statewide level, former Governor John Hickenlooper and former State Representative Andrew Romanoff face off in the Democratic Party Primary to determine who will challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner for one of the state's seats in the U.S. Senate. The Libertarian Party also has a primary election as candidates Gaylon Kent and Raymon Anthony Doane seek to challenge Gardner in November.
The voters of El Paso County and Teller County also have a choice in the race for District Attorney - 4th Judicial District as incumbent Dan May is not running for re-election. Current Assistant District Attorney Michael Allen and El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller face off in the Republican primary.
In Pueblo County and further southwest, voters in the Democratic Party Primary will choose the challenger of incumbent Republican US Representative District 3 Scott Tipton. This race is between James Iacino and Diane E. Mitsch Bush as they seek to represent Pueblo and the entire Western Slope in Congress. Pueblo voters will also have choices to make in races for 2 county commissioner seats.
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorders office has made changes to processes at Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC) in order to protect you and election staff. All staff will be wearing face masks and doing brief health screenings (checking temperature, asking if you are not feeling well), along with plexiglass barriers in place, regularly sanitizing efforts, and following social distancing guidelines.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who is, please use one of the ballot drop-off locations across the county.
There will be seven VSPCs operating in El Paso County on June 29 and 30.
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