The importance of elections
The El Paso County Primary Elections were eclipsed in the media last week by the Waldo Canyon Fire, and it’s easy to see why. However, we applaud the election department in their efforts to accommodate eligible voters across the county in casting their ballots, and we were excited to see decent turnout despite the imminent danger of the fire. Check out the results here.
Why are elections so important? Because, as the community-wide emergency unfolded, we saw a lot of our elected leaders; from City Council members to the President of the United States. Citizens Project believes that the question “Who do you want making decisions for your community?” is never more important than it is in times of distress.
And, as you know, the election season is only beginning. There will be a special municipal election in Colorado Springs on August 28, in addition to the general election on November 6.
We encourage you to ensure that your voice is heard in all upcoming elections today:
- Check your registration status at GoVoteColorado.com.
- Help determine the future of Memorial Health Care in the special all-mail ballot election on August 28.
- Educate yourself about the Memorial Health Care proposal! Visit our civic engagement page and attend our Election Education Forum on July 24.
- If you’re not registered for the general election, you must register online or in person no later than October 9.
- If you have trouble voting, call 1-866-OURVOTE or visitjustvotecolorado.org.