Joan Lopez Arapahoe county clerk

JOAN LOPEZ: Ballot drop boxes are safe, secure and convenient for Arapahoe County voters

This election season we’ve read and heard a lot of technical jargon about things like signature verification software, ballot sorting machines and the technology involved.

As the Nov. 3 General Election nears, it’s a good time to remind voters that one of the most important tools Arapahoe County voters have to cast a ballot is an unsung hero, only four feet tall and made of steel: The 24-hour ballot drop box.