State, County Officials Encourage Hand Delivering Ballots

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State and county officials are encouraging voters to return ballots in person if they're not yet mailed. 

The request comes after some voters experienced delays in receiving their ballots for the November 3rd election. Reports show that some are going to and from Denver multiple times before being delivered to voters.

Ryan Parsell of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office says he’s never seen this problem before, and suggests that voters use the ballot drop off locations instead.

"It's too early to tell at this point if anyone has tried to return a ballot by mail to our office that we haven’t received yet," said Parsell. "So that’s why were thinking that its better to take a cautious approach at this point."

A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says they haven’t been experiencing any major issues, but adds voters should allow more than a couple of days before the deadline to send in their ballots.

All ballots must be turned in by 7PM on Election Day to be counted. Those that are postmarked by the deadline but not received will not be counted. Residents who haven’t received ballots yet should call 575-VOTE.