EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

With fewer than three weeks before Colorado's primary election June 24, counties are sending mail-in ballots to voters and hoping for a smooth process.

El Paso County has sent out more than 214,000 ballots that voters began returning this week.  There are five races on the ballot.  Voters can return ballots to 11 locations.

One voter, Mark Braunlich, talked about the convenience of early voting.

"There's nothing contested, really, in my mind that would change in the last two or three weeks," he said.  "So, being able to drop it off early is great.  And I don't feel comfortable putting it through the mail.  So that's why I like to drop it off."

In Pueblo County, 62,000 ballots have been mailed to voters.  The county begins accepting ballots June 16.

For more information about voting in El Paso County, visit: http://car.elpasoco.com/Pages/default.aspx

For information about voting in Pueblo County, visit: http://pueblovotes.com/