All about U — and the ballots U mailed to your clerk

The wooden U decorated by the United States Postal Service in Colorado.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”  but mailing back both the Republican and Democratic ballot will keep your vote from being counted in this primary election.

Thanks to our partners at the United States Postal Service for decorating one of the wooden U’s Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams handed out as part of the UChooseCO campaign. Postal spokesman David Rupert decorated the U.

“Voting twice is good for postage revenue for USPS but bad for elections. Dont do it,” @USPS_Colorado tweeted.

David Rupert with the United States Postal Service and Secretary of State Wayne Williams at a UChooseCO event June 14 outside the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

In fact, don’t mail your ballots. It’s too late. It doesn’t matter if they are post marked before June 26 — they must be to the clerk by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Instead, drop them in one of the 24-hour drop boxes or bring them by a Voter Service and Polling Center located in your county (check your clerk for locations).

Secretary Williams launched the UChooseCO campaign to help inform unaffiliated voters that they can participate in the June 26 primary election, but they can only vote one ballot. If they turn in both the Republican and Democratic ballot neither will count. Repeat after me. NEITHER BALLOT WILL COUNT.

The campaign has a web pageFacebook page, a Twitter account and its own hashtag, #UChooseCO.

So far, 538,738 Coloradans have returned ballots for the primary election Tuesday. Of that total, 207,881 ballots were cast by Democrats, 207,955 by Republicans and 122,902 by unaffiliated voters.