May 1, 2021
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El Paso County Elections Department | Lisa Wise, Elections Administrator

What To Expect When Voting

Your Guide to the December 2020 Runoff Election

Vote at ANY Vote Center

Vote at ANY Vote Center

Voters no longer have to vote at a specific location within their precinct. During Early Voting and on Election Day, voters can go to ANY Vote Center to cast their ballot. Use the website or mobile app to find the closest Vote Center.

Ballot by Mail

Ballot by Mail

Ballot by Mail is available to the elderly, the sick or disabled, voters who are incarcerated but still have voting rights and those who will be out of the county on Election Day. An Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) must be filled out and submitted to the Elections Department by December 1, 2020 (received, not postmarked). Once received, the Early Voting Clerk will send the requested ballot within 7 days. Completed ballots must be received by the Elections Department by December 12, 2020. The USPS advises to plan for a return timeframe of 7-10 days. The recommended postage is $0.70. Ballots may also be dropped off in person at the El Paso County Courthouse with valid I.D. only on Election Day.

Voters dropping off their ballot will not have to get out of their vehicle. Signs will guide you to the Campbell Street entrance where poll workers will come to your vehicle to take your ballot, review your I.D. and request your signature.

Extended Early Voting

Extended Early Voting

Early Voting has been extended to reduce crowding and enable more voters to cast their ballot. Early Voting opens on Wednesday, November 25 and ends on Tuesday, December 8. Use the website or mobile app to find the closest Early Voting location and hours of operation.

Removal of Straight Ticket Voting

Removal of Straight Ticket Voting

Voters will no longer be able to vote straight ticket. Voters will have to manually select each candidate they want to vote for. Voters are invited to bring their filled out sample ballot with them to use as a reference while voting, if needed.

Vote Safe Measures

Vote Safe Measures

Multiple safety measures will be employed to protect voters and poll workers. These include adherence to masking and social distancing guidelines. Additionally, each voting location will have a clean team whose only role is to clean and sanitize the voting system after each use. Finally, each voter will receive a Vote Safe El Paso kit containing hand wipes, a disposable marking utensil, finger cot (a glove for single finger) and the “I Voted” sticker.

Curbside Voting

Curbside Voting

A dedicated Express Curbside Voting team will be operating at the El Paso County Coliseum located at 4100 E. Paisano Dr., El Paso, Texas 79905. Curbside voting will be available upon request at all Early Voting and Election Day locations. Voters will vote on an electronic tablet from their vehicle.

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Important Dates: May 2021 Uniform Election
Published on: Friday, January 15, 2021

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Important Dates: November 2021 Uniform Election
Published on: Friday, January 15, 2021

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Important Dates: November 2020 General Election
Published on: Friday, July 24, 2020

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