Elections


2018 General Election



Ballots were mailed out to all active registered voters on Monday, October 15th!  Commissioner Linke and Commissioner Cimino assisted with transporting all 100 trays of ballots to the post office.  This is the earliest date allowed by statute. 

Voted ballots must be received by the Clerk and Recorder by 7 pm on November 6, 2018 in order to be counted.  Postmarks do not count.  You can return your ballot by mail or by using any of drop boxes in the county.  

Drop Off and VSPC Locations


Early Voting


To vote in person prior to Election Day, go to the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm from October 22nd to November 5th, Monday through Friday or on Saturday, October 27th or Saturday, November 3rd between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.  You will be able to register to vote, update your voter registration, vote in person on a paper ballot or on the electronic equipment, or pick up a replacement mail ballot.  To vote in person, you must provide an acceptable ID.  If you pick up a mail ballot, it must be placed in one of our drop off boxes prior to 7 pm today in order to be counted.  If you have questions or need additional information, please call us at 970-725-3065.



Election Day - In Person Voting


To vote in person on Election Day, go to the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs or Granby Town Hall in Granby or Grand Park Community Recreation Center in Fraser between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.  You will be able to register to vote, update your voter registration, vote in person on a paper ballot or on the electronic equipment, or pick up a replacement mail ballot.  To vote in person, you must provide an acceptable ID.  If you pick up a mail ballot, it must be placed in one of our drop off boxes prior to 7 pm on Election Day (November 6, 2018) in order to be counted.  If you have questions or need additional information, please call us at 970-725-3065.


Turnout 

The statistics below show how many ballots have been received as of today:

      1,893 Fraser Drop Box
      1,859 Granby Drop Box  
         591 Grand Lake Drop Box
      1,142  Hot Sulphur Springs Drop Box
         781 Kremmling Drop Box
      1,306 Mail
           33 UOCAVA Online      
            32 Received in other county drop boxes
          311 Voted in person at a VSPC
7,948   TOTAL Received

To date we have received 578 undeliverable ballots with 85 of those designated as "temporarily away."


Ballot Processing



Once election judges pick up ballots at the drop boxes or at the post office, the ballots are brought back to the Clerk's Office.  The bar codes on the envelopes are scanned into the state voter registration system so that voters can see that their ballot has been "received" on the website (www.govotecolorado.com).  Next, the unopened ballot goes to a team of judges (one Republican and one Democrat) for signature verification.  

          0 Ballots are waiting for signature verification
  7.590 Ballots have been signature processed
      311 In person
          8  Ballots rejected for being unsigned
       30  Ballots rejected for signature discrepancy
         9 Ballots rejected for being received late
 7,948 Total ballots received 


Sample Ballots and Ballot Information

Statewide ballot content
The Blue Book is online in English and Spanish at the link below.  The 2018 Blue Book is complete and has been mailed to registered voter mailboxes beginning the week of September 24, 2018.  A limited number of copies will be mailed to the County Clerk's office beginning in early October.


Blue Book


Countywide ballot content
All voters within the county will be eligible to vote on the federal, state and county content on this ballot.

Countywide ballot content

The resolutions below offer information regarding the three Grand County ballot questions:
Resolution Regarding Ballot Question 1A
Resolution Regarding Ballot Question 1B
Resolution Regarding Ballot Question 1C

Ballot Content for Fire Districts
Two fire districts have certified ballot content to the 2018 General Ballot.  If you live within the boundaries of either of these two fire districts, you will be eligible to vote on an additional question.

Grand Fire Protection District ballot content
Grand Lake Fire Protection District ballot content

Ballot Content for Towns


Two towns have certified ballot content to the 2018 General Ballot.  If you live within the town limits of either of these towns, you will be eligible to vote on these additional issues:

Town of Hot Sulphur Springs ballot content
Town of Granby ballot content



General Election Results


Follow this link for election results for the 2018 General Election



http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/Grand/


Voter Registration



It is our mission to process and maintain public voter registration records and to ensure that the opportunity to participate in the democratic process is provided to all eligible voters.

If you would like to register to vote or update your voter registration record and you have a Colorado Driver's license or ID card, you can do this online at www.GoVoteColorado.com.

If you do not have a Colorado Driver's License or ID card or you would like to register using a paper form, please print and complete the Colorado Registration Form and return it in person, by mail, by fax, or by email to:
Grand County Clerk and Recorder
308 Byers Avenue
PO Box 120
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO  80451
Fax:  970-725-0100
Email:  grandelections@co.grand.co.us


Confidentiality Request Form


Current Political Party Composition in Grand County in 2018

The political party composition of Grand County is constantly changing as people move in and out of the county, change party affiliations, and move between precincts.  

Students in the math classes at West Grand Middle School have prepared pie charts showing the current political party composition of different precincts and districts within Grand County.  Their data is current as of October 2018.  Check out their work!



Colorado
Grand County
West Grand School District
East Grand School District
Precinct 1
Precinct 2
Precinct 3
Precinct 4
Precinct 5
Precinct 6
Precinct 7
Precinct 8
Precinct 9
Precinct 10
Precinct 11
Precinct 12




Mail Ballots



In 2013 Colorado became an all mail ballot state due to the passage of House Bill 1303.  For the 2018 General Election all active registered voters were sent a ballot in the mail to the mailing address on record in the state voter registration system.  The ballots were mailed on October 15, 2018.


Ballots ready to mail


You may cast your ballot by mail, drop it off at the Grand County Administration Building's 24 hour drop box or at any other drop off location.  If you plan to mail your ballot back to us, the United States Post Office recommends that you mail it early.  During the Primary Election we saw delivery times of up to 12 days for a ballot to get from voter to the county.  The ballot must be received in the Clerk and Recorder's Office by 7:00 p.m. on November 6, 2018 in order to be counted.  Postmarks do not count. 

Be sure to sign the affidavit on your ballot envelope. 

A voter can go to www.GoVoteColorado.com to see if we have received his or her ballot.

If we have not received a voter’s ballot, the voter can come to the County Administration Building and vote in person.  If a voter decides to do that and we get his or her ballot in the mail, we will void the ballot received in the mail. 


If you prefer to cast your ballot in person, simply visit our Voter Service and Polling Center where your mail ballot will be voided so that you can vote in person.

Drop Off Locations


Check out the new 24 hour drop box at the Grand County Administration Building!  It is open to receive ballots as of October 17, 2018.  The drop box is under 24 hour surveillance.  

Grand County Admin Building Drop Box

Grand County Admin Building Close Up with Sign

A similar ballot box has been installed in the Fraser Valley at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center.  

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Grand Park close up
A similar box has also been installed at the Granby Town Hall to serve the citizens in Granby and the surrounding area.

Granby Town Hall w Drop Box


Granby Town Hall Drop Box up close

A similar box has been installed at the Grand Lake Town Hall to serve the citizens in Grand Lake and the surrounding area.

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There is also a 24 hour drop box at the CSU Extension Hall in Kremmling.  

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These boxes are open to receive ballots as of October 19, 2018.



How are returned ballots processed?



2016 General Election Results

Official Election Results

Note:  If you are looking for the Grand County results, be sure to click on the blue tab for "Counties Reporting" and choose Grand County.  

2016 Abstract of Election for Grand County
2014 Abstract of Election for Grand County
2013 Abstract of Election for Grand County
2012 Abstract of Election for Grand County


Voter Lists

To request a voter list, please complete the appropriate form below.  It may be submitted by mail, fax or email.  
Application for Voter List
Official's Application for Voter List

Equipment Requests


The Clerk and Recorder's office is willing to lend election equipment such as voting booths and ballot boxes for use in municipal and special district elections.
Equipment Request Form