April 4, 2023 General Municipal Election
The City Clerk will be mailing ballot packets for the April 4, 2023 General Municipal Election to registered, active voters who reside within the corporate boundaries of the City of Colorado Springs on Friday, March 10, 2023. The April 4, 2023 election is an all-mail ballot election only. City elections have been mail ballot only since 2005.
Mail Ballot Drop-off Locations
Ballots may be dropped off at any of the locations listed below beginning March 10, 2023. Ballots must be received (not just postmarked) by the City Clerk’s Office or a designated drop-off location listed below by 7 p.m. on election night, Tuesday, April 4, 2023. We highly encourage you to drop-off your ballot in one of the 24/7 ballot drop-off boxes across the city. However, if you choose to mail your ballot please affix proper postage and allow at least seven days of transit time prior to Election Day to be received by the City Clerk’s Office by the deadline.
Mail Ballot Drop-off Locations
Main Location - City Clerk's Office
City Administration Building
30 South Nevada Ave., Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
24/7 Ballot Box
Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
24/7 Ballot Boxes
The following locations are available 24/7.
Election day hours, April 4, will be 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bear Creek Park,
Black Forest Park-n-Ride
Boot Barn Hall
Broadmoor Towne Center
Charles C. “Chuck” Brown
Citadel Mall Northside
Colorado Springs Senior Center
El Paso County
El Paso County Downtown
El Paso County Fort Carson Branch
El Paso County North
El Paso County Southeast
First and Main
Leon Young Sports Complex
Pikes Peak Regional
PPSC (Centennial Campus)
PPSC (Rampart Range)
Rocky Mountain Calvary
Tiffany Square U-Haul
UCCS - Kraemer Family Library
Vista Grande Baptist Church
Wilson Ranch Pool
Register to Vote / Update Voter Information
The City Clerk does not maintain voter registration.
Register online at the Colorado Secretary of State.
Questions? Visit El Paso County Elections or call (719) 575-8683.
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Mail Ballot FAQs
Here are questions typically received for a mail ballot election. If you do not find the answer to your question here, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (719) 385-5901, option 4, or email us at email@example.com.
What’s on the April 4, 2023 Ballot?
What is a mail ballot election?
A mail ballot election provides every eligible active voter, residing within the limits of the City of Colorado Springs, a ballot indicating the issues and candidates for their specific City Council District. The mail ballot packet is mailed to the address listed on voter registration records.
All active voters will receive a ballot mailed to the mailing address shown on the voter registration records unless a request for an absentee ballot is received (see information below). If you have moved or changed addresses and have not updated your voter registration, the ballot will not be forwarded and will be returned to the City Clerk's Office as undeliverable.
What does the mail ballot election mean to me?
- There will be no voting at precinct polling places.
- There will be no early voting.
- Ballots will be mailed to all active voters within the City of Colorado Springs boundary.
When will you mail the ballots?
We anticipate mailing ballots on March 10, 2023. If you do not receive a ballot by Friday, March 17, 2023, and believe you are an eligible active voter within the City limits, contact the City Clerk's Office at (719) 385-5901, option 4 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org..
What is the typical return rate for mail ballots?
Historical voter turnout (the percentage of total votes counted divided by active registered voters) can be found on our Election Archives page coloradosprings.gov/election-history. Just look for the Results Summary. If you are curious about the daily volume of ballots scanned, you can review the Daily Reports for the last four municipal elections. Election Daily Reports
The Daily Report indicates the number of returned ballot packets scanned each day of processing beginning, March 11, 2023.
Visit our Election Data, Reports and Fee Schedule page if you are interested in purchasing electronic data regarding current and past elections.
Am I an active voter?
To verify your current voter status, go to govotecolorado.gov.
Per City Code 5.1.102 we only mail to active registered electors. If you are inactive and wish to vote, see HOW DO I GET A BALLOT IF I AM INACTIVE? below.
How do I get a ballot if I am inactive?
If you are an inactive voter and the following are true, you can fill out an Initial Ballot Application and receive a ballot:
- Your registered address has not changed
- Your name has not changed
If you submit your Initial Ballot Application by postal mail, please make sure the City Clerk’s Office receives your request at least nine days prior to Election Day or there may not be enough time for you to receive, vote, and return your ballot.
You can also reactivate your registration through govotecolorado.gov. Choose the Find My registration option. Once your registration is shown, select the Click here to activate your voter registration link. (this link only appears if you are Inactive).
If your address or name has changed or if you wish to activate your registration in person, you can visit the El Paso County Elections Department to update your registration (address details for El Paso County offices are available on their website).
If you need to make a change to your voter registration on or after March 27, 2023, please visit the City Clerk's Office at 30 S. Nevada Ave, Suite 101 or the El Paso County Election Department to process your registration changes.
How do I get a replacement ballot?
If you spoil, deface, or lose your ballot, you may contact the City Clerk's Office to obtain a replacement ballot. You may obtain replacement ballots, one at a time, not to exceed three total replacement ballots. You may come in person to the City Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Election Day) or by completing and sending the application form to email@example.com.
What is the process for completing my mail ballot?
Follow all the voting instructions on your ballot.
After you vote:
- Refold your ballot along original fold lines.
- Place the ballot in the Official Return Envelope.
- If you must provide identification (ID), make a photocopy of one valid identification (ID) and place the photocopy inside the Official Return Envelope.
- If you were mailed an initial or replacement ballot application, complete, sign, and place inside the Official Return Envelope.
- Sign and date the SELF-AFFIRMATION located on your Official Return Envelope.
You may place your ballot in any of the designated ballot drop-off locations listed above, or affix first class postage then mail it to the City Clerk's Office.
If you are a first-time voter who registered by mail, you must submit identification with your ballot in order for your vote to count. Your return envelope will indicate ID REQUIRED below your name and address. If you have previously voted by mail and provided identification or in person at a polling location, proof of ID is not required.
What forms of identification are acceptable?
Note: All IDs must be current and valid. If your ID shows an address, it must be a Colorado address.
- A valid Colorado driver's license or Identification Card issued by the Department of Revenue
- A valid U.S. passport
- A valid employee ID card with your photograph issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or of this state, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of Colorado
- A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
- A valid U.S. military ID card with your photograph on it
- A copy of a current utility bill (within last 60 days), bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address. For examples, visit govotecolorado.com
- A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood
- A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- A certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate issued in the U.S.
- Certified documentation of naturalization
- A valid student ID card with your photograph issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado
- A valid veteran ID card with your photograph issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
- A valid ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying your tribal membership
- Verification that you are a resident of a group residential facility
- Verification that you are committed to the Department of Human Services and confined, but eligible to register and vote
- Written correspondence from the County Sheriff or his or her designee to the City Clerk indicating that the elector is confined in a county jail or detention facility
What if I make a mistake while voting my ballot?
If you make a mistake while voting, you can obtain a replacement ballot. If you have already mailed or hand delivered your ballot to a drop-off site, you will not be able to get a replacement ballot as you have already cast your ballot in the election.
What if I am away from my residence when the ballots are mailed?
ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION
If you will be at an address different than the mailing address on your voter registration when the ballots are mailed, you can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you at the address you will be staying. A written application must be submitted for each person requesting an absentee ballot. Keep in mind that the April 4, 2023 election is an all-mail ballot election, so an Absentee Request is not required if you want to receive your ballot at the mailing address on your voter registration. You can confirm or change your mailing address online at govotecolorado.gov.
The deadline to file an application for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
What if I don’t receive my ballot?
If you are an active registered voter and do not receive a ballot by Friday, March 17, 2023, contact the City Clerk's Office at (719) 385-5901, option 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your voter registration is verified and current, we will inform you of the procedure to obtain a replacement ballot.
Why didn’t I get a ballot?
Ballots are mailed to all active registered voters at an address within the City limits of Colorado Springs.
If you did not get a ballot, it may be because:
- You moved and did not change your voter registration address (Ballots WILL NOT be forwarded to your new address by the Post Office; they will be returned to the City Clerk as Undeliverable)
- You live outside City limits or within an enclave of unincorporated El Paso County
- You are not a registered voter
- Your voter status is inactive (if you have not voted in previous elections, your voter registration may be inactive).
- You had your mail held or forwarded temporarily by the Post Office because you were out of town (Ballots WILL NOT be held or forwarded by the Post Office; they will be returned to the City Clerk as Undeliverable)
If you think your ballot has been returned to the City Clerk's Office as undeliverable, call (719) 385-5901, option 4, and we can verify if your ballot was returned back to our office by the Post Office. If your ballot was returned as undeliverable, you will need to obtain a replacement ballot.
What is the deadline for returning the ballot?
The ballot must be received in the City Clerk's Office or designated ballot drop-off location by 7:00 PM on election night, Tuesday, April 4, 2023. If you mail your ballot, please allow at least seven days for the ballot to reach our office.
What is the postage required if I choose to mail my ballot?
First class postage is required for ballots being mailed. A forever stamp is sufficient postage.
What if I forgot to sign my return envelope?
The City Clerk's Office will contact you by phone, email, or mail to complete a form. You may bring the completed form to the City Clerk’s Office, email or mail the form to the City Clerk’s Office. You must return the form or come to the City Clerk’s Office by no later than 5:00 PM on April 12, 2023.
If you fail to sign your return envelope and fail to return the form, your ballot will not be counted.
What if I forgot to put a copy of my ID in my return envelope?
If your return envelope is marked ID REQUIRED and you fail to put a copy of valid identification in the reply envelope, the City Clerk's Office will contact you by phone, email, or mail to complete a form. You may bring the completed form to the City Clerk’s Office, email, or mail the form to the City Clerk’s Office. You must return the form or come to the City Clerk’s Office by no later than 5:00 PM on April 12, 2023.
If you fail to provide a copy of identification and fail to return the form with a copy of identification, your ballot will not be counted.
How and when can I find out the results of the election?
Unofficial results of the City Election will be posted on coloradosprings.gov/election. The initial unofficial results should be available by 7:30 PM. Additional updates to the unofficial results will be posted throughout the evening until all ballots have been counted.
A link from the City's home page, as well as links from the election pages (coloradosprings.gov/election) will be available on Election Day.
Results may also be viewed on the City cable television station on Channel 18, local television stations, as well as local media websites.
What is your address, phone number and other contact information?
City Clerk's Office
PO Box 1575, MC 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1575
City Clerk's Office
30 S. Nevada Ave, Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone, email and fax:
Phone: (719) 385-5901 (option 4)
Fax: (719) 385-5114