City of Colorado Springs Spring 2017 Municipal Election

ELECTION DAY IS APRIL 4, 2017
MAIL BALLOTS WILL BE SENT BEGINNING ON MARCH 10, 2017

FIND YOUR NEAREST BALLOT DROP OFF LOCATION USING THE MAP BELOW

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote in Colorado in one of the following ways:

1. Online (requires a valid Colorado driver's license or ID): You can register to vote online using the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.

2. Mail, Fax, or Email: Fill out and sign the Colorado Voter Registration Form. Print, sign, and return the form to your county clerk and recorder’s office.

How do I vote?

Ballots for the Colorado Springs 2017 municipal election will be mailed to every registered voter beginning on March 10th. Make sure that your address is current on your registration (see below on how to check and/or update your address). To return your voted mail ballot, either drop it in the mail (postage is required) or deposit it at a ballot drop-off location. You can view all ballot drop-off locations on the map above. Alternately, you can vote in person on a voting machine beginning on March 10th, 2017. See below for more information on voting in person.

How do I know if I am registered to vote?

You can use the Secretary of State's website to check your registration. If you are registered and you need to update your address, you can do this at the same time.

What if I am not a registered voter?

You can register to vote at any time up to and including Election Day. However, you must register on or before March 27, 2017 to have a ballot mailed to you. After March 27, you can register, pick up a ballot (or vote in person) at the Colorado Springs City Clerk’s main office: 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101, Colorado Springs 80903.

When are mail ballots being sent?

Ballots will be put in the mail beginning on March 10, 2017.

How can I update my voter registration?

You have two options for updating your voter registration record:

1. Online (requires a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID): You can easily update your voter registration record online using the Secretary of State's website.

2. Via Mail, Fax, or Email: Fill out and sign the Colorado Voter Registration Form. Make sure to complete Section 8, “Updating a Current Record”. Print, sign, and return the form to your county clerk and recorder’s office.

What if I don’t receive my ballot in the mail?

You should contact the Colorado Springs City Clerk’s office at 719-385-5901 and request a replacement ballot. You will have to go to the City Clerk’s office to complete paperwork prior to receiving a replacement ballot.

When does my ballot have to be returned?

All ballots must be received by the City Clerk by 7:00 PM on Election Day, April 4th 2017. Postmarks DO NOT count.

How do I return my ballot?

You can return your ballot several different ways:

• Put it in the mail. Remember to include postage, and be sure to allow time for delivery. All ballots must be received by 7 PM on April 4th. Postmarks do not count!

• Deposit it at any ballot drop-off location. You can use the map at the top of this page to locate your nearest ballot drop-off location. Do I have the option to vote in person?

Yes. You can vote in person on an accessible voting machine at the City Clerk’s Main Office: 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 101, Colorado Springs 80903. You can vote at this location beginning on Friday, March 10th. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Voting will be available on Election Day (April 4th) from 7 AM to 7 PM.

What is the difference between the El Paso County Clerk and the Colorado Springs City Clerk in this election? Who is doing what?

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder is responsible for voter registration. You should go to the COUNTY Clerk’s office to register to vote or to update your registration if you are doing it in person. Only during the last week before the election will you be able to address registration needs in person at the City Clerk’s office. The Colorado Springs CITY Clerk is running this municipal election, and is responsible for mailing ballots, collecting ballots, processing ballots and counting ballots. If you did not receive a ballot (but do not need to update your registration) or if you need a replacement ballot for any reason, you should go the CITY Clerk’s office. Between March 28 and April 4, a County Clerk staff member will be in the City Clerk’s office to assist with registration and registration changes, and to facilitate the process of getting a new or replacement ballot.

Do I have to show my ID to vote?

If you are voting for the first time in Colorado and did not provide ID when you registered to vote, you will need to supply a copy of your ID with your mail ballot. If this is required, your mail ballot packet will be marked ID REQUIRED to show that you need to supply a copy of an ID. See this list for acceptable forms of ID.

I made an incorrect mark on my mail ballot, I lost my ballot, and/or my dog ate my ballot (yes, this happens). Can I get a new one?

Yes. You can pick up a replacement ballot at the City Clerk’s Main Office: 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 101, Colorado Springs. Replacement ballots will be available beginning on Friday, March 10th. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and on Election Day (April 4th) from 7 AM to 7 PM.

I will be out of town during the election. Can I still vote?

Yes. You can add a mailing address, different from your registration address, to your record and have your ballot mailed to that address. If you have a valid Colorado driver's license or ID, you can designate this alternate mailing address by visiting the Secretary of State's website. If you do not have a valid Colorado driver's license or ID, fill out the Colorado Voter Registration Form and return it to your county clerk's office by mail, email, or fax before March 27.