Our nation has experienced a historical, passionate Presidential Election. Citizens inspired to be involved in the election process were committed to use the power of the vote and set a course of direction for our country and our state in accordance with their beliefs and aspirations.
The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is honored to support these voters and safeguard their ability to participate in the cherished right of our democracy….the vote.
On Election Day, there was a surge of citizens visiting our Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) to register, update their registration, vote or handle other election issues. Lines were long and continual throughout the day and well past the official close of polls at 7:00 p.m. Every voter who was in line at 7:00 was serviced and had the opportunity to vote. El Paso County’s voter turnout hit 83.87%, substantially above the typical average of 70-75%.
We would like to thank many people for their dedication and commitment during a somewhat arduous, yet inspiring day. First and foremost, to the voters themselves. Your determination to participate in the election no matter the inconvenience or time endurance was so satisfying to observe.
Special mention is given to the voters at our Fort Carson Voter Service and Polling Center. Your patience, understanding and graciousness were so appreciated by our election judges and staff. This was the first time the Clerk’s Office had a VSPC on Fort Carson at our recently opened Motor Vehicle Branch and the tremendous response of voters was unanticipated.
Our Clerk and Recorder, Chuck Broerman, was on hand to give refreshments to voters in line, helping ease the monotony of their time waiting. We sincerely express our thanks to these men and women who serve our country and were so patient.