COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is issuing a warning about mailers that look like official election mail, but are not.
The office says it has received reports of citizens receiving a flyer in the mail titled "Be Registered Colorado" that asks voters to reply to the mailing or register online for their vote to count in the upcoming election.
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office says this flyer could be construed as an official mailing from the El Paso County or the state, but it is not official.
“I am concerned to see such a mailing go out to the citizens of El Paso County who are already registered to vote in Colorado by a third party," said El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman, in a news release. "It doesn’t take much imagination to see how a citizen could think the mailing is related to the upcoming election or is otherwise an official mailing from the County. In an effort to clear up any confusion, I’d like to be clear: these mailings did not originate from El Paso County or the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office."
“This is yet another reminder that we are approaching an election cycle. Each election cycle, outside groups try to motivate voters through a variety of methods," said Broerman. "Some of these groups may try to contact voters using means that look or sound official. While some of these strategies are technically legal, please contact our office if you have questions or concerns regarding your voter registration.”
Coloradans may verify their voter registration by going to www.govotecolorado.com. Voters with questions or concerns should call (719) 575-VOTE (8683).