June 30 primary election updates
Last updated 6/17/2020 at Noon
With the primary election less than two weeks away, would-be voters are urged to ensure they are ready to participate in the democratic process.
Despite COVID-19, the primary will proceed as usual. However, in-person voting may look a little different this year as officials implement many social-distancing measures and equipment cleaning between users.
Registered voters should have received their ballots by now. If not, they need to contact the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office immediately to request a replacement ballot. That office phone nunber is (719) 575-VOTE(8683). June 22 is the last day to make this request.
June 22 also is the last day to register to vote and still receive a ballot by mail. Registrations received after this date are too late for a mail ballot, and county clerks should inform voters that their ballots must be picked up at a VSPC.
Unaffiliated voters had until June 1 to choose which political party’s primary ballot they would like to receive. If no party preference was made, they will receive both major parties’ ballots, Republican and Democratic. It is important the voter returns only one ballot. If both ballots are voted and returned, neither will be counted.
The county’s main Voter Service and Polling Center at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road opened June 8.
Fountain Library will be open June 29 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and June 30, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
These 24-hour ballot drop boxes are open now through June 30:
School District 3 Federal Credit Union – NW corner of Grinnell Boulevard and Crawford Avenue, 1180 Crawford Ave., near the Security Post Office.
Fort Carson (EPC Clerk’s Office) – Enter at Gate 1, 6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525.
Fountain Police Department – SE corner of Santa Fe Avenue and Alabama Avenue.
Fountain Creek Regional Park – SW corner of Hwy. 85/87 and Duckwood Road in the first parking lot.
Pikes Peak Community College – 5675 S. Academy Blvd.
More locations, dates and hours are listed online at https://clerkandrecorder.elpasoco.com/elections/records-and-results/
Some of the primary election races Fountain Valley area residents may be interested in include:
U.S. Congress, District 5 – Incumbent Doug Lamborn, R, and Jillian Freeland, D.
County Commissioner District 4 – Incumbent Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., R, and Andre Vigil, D.
State Representative, District 12 – Incumbent Bob Gardner, R, and Electra Johnson, D. HD 12 covers Security, Widefield, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, and the eastern part of Colorado Springs and El Paso County.
State Representative, District 21 – Liz Rosenbaum, D, and Mary Bradfield, R. This seat currently is held by Lois Landgraf, R, who is term limited.
District Attorney, 4th Judicial District – Michael Allen and Mark Waller, both R. This is a race in which two members of the same party will be determined in this primary. There is no Democrat in this race.
U.S. Senate – Incumbent Cory Gardner, R; Andrew Romanoff, D, and John Hickenlooper, D; and Gaylon Kent, L, and Raymon Anthony Doane, L. This primary will determine which of the Democrats and Libertarians will go on to face Gardner in November.