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USPS Urges Registered Voters to Watch For 2016 Primary Ballots

Ballots must be received by election officials by June 28 to count

Continuing its commitment as a partner in Colorado’s election process, the U.S. Postal Service is alerting all registered voters in Colorado to watch their mailboxes for 2016 Primary Election ballots.

“The Postal Service is proud to be a part of the vote-by-mail process in Colorado,” said USPS Colorado/Wyoming District Manager Selwyn Epperson. “Voters consistently entrust their ballots to the mail and our employees are ready to deliver another successful election season.”

Colorado voters should mail in their completed ballots early enough to allow for timely receipt and processing by local election officials. 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.

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.

All mail-in ballots require postage, and in some instances, extra postage is necessary because of the ballot’s weight