Primary will set Republican commissioner candidate
June 26 is the final day for ballots to be turned in for the El Paso County Primary Election.
It is a mail-in election, but ballots can also be dropped off at any of the four County Clerk and Recorder's Offices until 7 p.m. that day.
The only choices for Westside residents are three races on the Republican side, each of which has two people running.
For District 3 County Commissioner, the race is between incumbent Sallie Clark and challenger Karen Magistrelli. The winner will face Democrat candidate John Morris, who has no primary opponent.
For District 5 U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Doug Lamborn faces Robert Blaha. The Democratic Party has not put up a candidate, so in the General Election Nov. 6 the Republican choice will face only Kenneth Harvell of the American Constitution Party.
The other Republican Primary is for the office of Regent of the University of Colorado (at large) - Matt Arnold vs. Brian Davidson. The Republican winner's foes in November will be Stephen Ludwig (Demo-crat) and Brian Scott (American Constitution).
Any citizens who believe they are registered but have not yet received ballots need to go to a County Clerk's Office before the voting deadline.
The nearest drop-off sites for Westsiders are the main Clerk and Recorder's Office in the Citizens Service Center at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road and the downtown branch at 200 S. Cascade Ave.
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