Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Get ready for June primary

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

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Because this year's political schedule is so much different than past years, we're happy to pass on information from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office on the political process.

The all-mail primary election will be June 26, and in mid-May the county will mail notices to people saying you must declare a party to get a ballot. It's all explained in this release:

This past weekend both major political parties held their state assemblies to select delegates for the national conventions. The election process is not over in Colorado. The next step for voters is to participate in the June 26 Primary Election.

Last year legislation was passed to change Colorado's Primary Election from August to June. This will be the first June Primary Election under the new law. Also, another first for El Paso County is that this Primary Election will be conducted as an all mail ballot election. Unlike past primaries that were polling place elections, voters will have to cast their ballot by mailing it or by dropping it off at one of the designated drop-off locations.

The El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Election Department will be notifying all voters who are unaffiliated that they must declare an affiliation in order to receive a mail ballot for the June 26 Primary Election. Voter Information Cards (VIC) will be mailed mid May.

Voters who currently are affiliated with a political party and wish to change parties have until May 25 to change their affiliation to another political party.

If a voter wishes to verify their voter record and check their affiliation they may do so by going to www.GoVoteColorado.com. Voters can change their affiliation at www.GoVoteColorado.com or by completing a Voter Registration form and returning it to the El Paso County Election Department, PO Box 2007, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Voter Registration forms are available on the Clerk & Recorder's web page http://car.elpasoco.com/elections or at any of the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's offices.

For information contact Alissa Vander Veen at 719-351-9626 or AlissaVanderVeen@elpasoco.com.

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