As of today, the 61,000 ballots that were delayed by one week are in voters’ hands.
“I want to thank the voters of Adams County who called and emailed my office asking about their ballots. Because of their concern, we were able to discover this error and correct it as soon as possible,” says Stan Martin, Adams County Clerk and Recorder. “Our ballot-tracking system indicated ballots were going out each day, so the voters raising awareness helped us address this issue more quickly.”
“As promised, we did get to the bottom of why those 61,000 ballots were delayed, and you can read our full statement with the outline of those facts on our website,” Martin adds. “It was an unfortunate series of events that led to the delay, but my team, the Secretary of State’s office, K&H Printers, and USPS all worked diligently to remedy the situation.”
Because of this delay, we’re working with K&H to make the necessary improvements to ensure this does not happen again.
Likewise, Secretary of State Wayne Williams and his team are working closely with USPS leadership to improve the ballot-shipping process. Their recent letter to Gregory Graves, USPS Vice President, Area Operations – Western Area, details process improvements that will benefit all counties and voters in Colorado.
“Being a mail ballot state, it’s imperative that we have good communication and trusting relationships with our partners moving forward,” Martin shares.
Throughout this process, the Elections team and their judges have been processing all of the returned ballots and kept everything running smoothly.
If voters do not receive a ballot by today (Oct. 26), they can contact the Elections Department at (720) 523-6500 or Adams.Elections@adcogov.org and have a replacement sent. Voters can also visit any of our early voting Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) or two-day VSPCs and be issued a new ballot. (See below for a link to VSPC locations, dates, and hours.)
For voters who have completed their ballots, there are multiple ways they can return those:
There are currently eight Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) open—eight more will open on Monday, Nov. 5—and twenty-two 24-hour Drop Boxes conveniently located across the county where voters can return their voted ballots for free.
Be sure to check our website for dates, locations, and hours of operation for all VSPCs.