We know you want to vote in the upcoming municipal election! If you’re confused about whether or not you’re eligible to vote, and what to do to make your voice heard at the ballot box, look no further: we have the latest information about how to make sure your vote counts on April 5!
From the City Clerk’s website:
Ballots for the April 5, 2011 Municipal Election will be mailed out from March 11 to 21, 2011 to all eligible, active voters within Colorado Springs City Limits. Eligible, active voters are those who voted in the November 2010 General Election or updated their registration after that date. Confirmation cards were sent to inactive voters in January 2011 by El Paso County.
Inactive voters can still vote! If you did not vote in the November 2010 Election, but you do not have any changes to your registration (such as name or address), you can pick up a ballot at the City Clerk’s Office starting March 17, 2011. The City Clerk’s Office is located at 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101, and is open, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day – April 5, 2011).
If you need to update your registration (such as name or address), you can do so online at http://car.elpasoco.com/election by March 7, which will put your name on the list to receive a ballot by mail. You can also check your status on that web site. After March 7, registered voters can update their status in person at an El Paso County Election office and then can pick up a ballot at the City Clerk’s office starting March 17 through Election Day (April 5) by bringing proof of registration.
If you need to register as a new voter, you must do so by March 7, 2011, in person at an El Paso County election office or on the County’s web site at http://car.elpasoco.com/election. New voters registered by March 7, 2011 will receive a ballot in the mail.
If you are an eligible, active voter and do not receive a ballot in the mail by March 25, 2011, you may pick up a ballot at the City Clerk’s Office, 30 S. Nevada Ave, Suite 101, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day which is April 5, 2011).
All ballots must be returned (not just postmarked) by 7 p.m. on April 5, 2011 to be counted. Don’t forget to sign your ballot. Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at one of the drop-off locations listed at http://springsgov.com/election.