County mails out mid-term election ballots; they're 2 pages long this year
With the midterm election coming up Nov. 6, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office announced Oct. 15 that it has mailed out ballots to registered voters.
The two-sheet ballot is for state offices, including governor/lieutenant governor; for U.S. representative; for county offices and judges; and to approve or disapprove ballot questions.
The state districts in the following candidate races take in all or parts of of the Colorado Springs Westside:
- Colorado House District 18 - a three-way race with no incumbent, as eight-year representative Pete Lee (Democrat) is term-limited and running for State Senate District 11. The HD 18 candidates are Mary Elizabeth Fabian (Republican), Mailee Foster (Independent) and Marc Snyder (Democrat).
- Colorado Senate District 11 - Lee is opposed by Patrick McIntire (Republican). The current office-holder, Democrat Michael Merrifield, is term- limited.
- U.S. House of Representatives District 5 - Incumbent Doug Lamborn (Republican - first elected in 1998) is being challenged by Stephany Spaulding (Democrat).
For Westsiders, the ballot also contains proposals for nine state constitutional amendments, four state propositions and a county request to extend the .23 percent public safety sales tax through 2028.
Those who have not yet registered to vote can still do so up to and including election day.
Filled-out ballots can be mailed or placed in 24/7 drop boxes. The boxes closest to Westsiders are a drive-up location outside the main Clerk's Office, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road; and at the downtown Clerk's Office in Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. A complete list with a location map is available at EPCVotes.com.
To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Clerk's Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6. Postmarked ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted. For those voters mailing in their ballots, 71 cents of postage is needed due to the ballot being two sheets, a press release points out.
For more registration/voting information, call the Clerk's Office at 575-8683 or go to GoVoteColorado.com.
Westside Pioneer/press release