Jul 18, 2011 8:19 PM by Andy Koen
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office will be mailing voter information cards to citizens in the county over the next few days. The card gives voters the opportunity to update and reactivate their registration if they did not cast a ballot in the 2010 election.
Voters who do not participate in a General Election are considered "inactive" and are not automatically sent a ballot during mail-in only elections. Clerk Wayne Williams says the reason the county only mails ballots to "active" voters is to save on money.
"Our office wants to ensure that every eligible elector is provided the opportunity to cast a ballot in this year's mail ballot election while being prudent and cost effective with the taxpayers' dollars. It is less expensive to mail every inactive voter a Voter Information Card than to mail them a ballot," Williams said.
"If we mailed all of them a ballot we would run the risk of mailing ballots to voters who are no longer at the address listed on our voter rolls."
Voters can also reactivate their status online at www.GoVoteColorado.com or by visit their clerk and recorder office in person.
The new voter information cards will also list the names and contact information of their elected officials.