Clerk’s Office Warns Voters About USPS Mailer Containing Misleading Information

September 14, 2020- The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been notified the United States Postal Service (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. In Colorado ballots will be mailed to every eligible registered voter automatically on October 9, 2020—citizens do not need to make a request to our office. If returning by mail, voters should deposit their voted ballot in the mail stream no later than eight days, October 26, before the November 3 election, contrary to what the USPS mailer suggests.

Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman would like to issue the following statement regarding the mailer:

“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 November 3 General Election, by updating their registration or by registering to vote today.

“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.”

Misleading Mailers Include:

A picture of a United States Postal Service Mailer that has misleading information.

Citizens are encouraged to verify their voter registration is accurate by going to www.GoVoteColorado.Gov and return their ballot at one of the 37 secure 24-hour ballot drop box locations. Voters with questions or concerns should call (719) 575-VOTE (8683) or visit our website at www.EPCVotes.com. A picture of the mailing has been included.

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