Nearly 9,000 of the 278,000 ballots for the Nov. 3 election have been returned to the El Paso County election office because they are undeliverable.

While 9,000 returned ballots sounds like a lot, Election Specialist Emily Rome said that’s about the average percentage of ballots that are undeliverable each election.

By law, the postal service cannot forward ballots, so if a voter has moved and failed to update their address with the election department, the ballot will be returned.

Anyone who has not received a ballot can call the Election Department at 575-VOTE (8683) or visit

The election office at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day.

Voters can check registration details at

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