DENVER — The 2016 Primary Election is just days away and the U.S. Postal Service is encouraging Colorado voters to mail in their completed ballots now to allow for timely receipt and processing by local election officials.
“We are urging all voters to mail their completed ballots as soon as possible to enable delivery and tabulation at the local level,” said Colorado/Wyoming District Manager Selwyn Epperson
According to state law, a Postmark doesn’t count. The ballot must be received by the County Clerk on or before 7 p.m. on June 28.
“The United States Postal Service is proud to be a part of the vote-by-mail transition” said Epperson. “A record number of voters are entrusting the ballot to the mail and our employees have been helping deliver another successful election season.”
All mail-in ballots require postage, and in some instances, extra postage is necessary because of the ballot’s weight.
Local County Clerk and Recorders have a variety of alternate voting options. If the voter chooses to return their ballots through the U.S. Mail, they should make sure they’re familiar with local jurisdiction’s requirements for absentee and Vote-by-Mail ballots.
In 2013, The Colorado Legislature voted to implement an all-mail election system and since then the Postal Service has partnered with the State to ensure this process is successful.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations