Elections


Election Day - In Person Voting

To vote in person on Election Day, come to the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs 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 today in order to be counted.  If you have questions or need additional information, please call us at 970-725-3065,


 
Overview


The Grand County Clerk and Recorder is responsible for administering primary elections in June of every even year, general elections in November of every even year, and coordinated elections in November of every odd year.  Administration includes coordinating with the participating entities, programming the election, designing the ballot, testing the voting equipment, mailing the ballots, verifying the integrity of the returned ballots, maintaining the privacy of each voted ballot, and tabulating the results.  In addition, the Clerk and Recorder is responsible for all voter registration functions including registering citizens to vote, making updates to voter registrations and maintaining the voter database.


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




Current Political Party Composition in Grand County

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.  In recent weeks we have seen a large number of people updating their voter registrations in preparation for the 2016 General Election.  

Students in the 8th grade 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 24, 2016.  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





2016 General Election



Sample Ballots



Blue Book

Below is the link to the Legislative Council Blue Book webpage where you will find digital copies of the Blue Book in English and Spanish.  An audio version is also coming.


Blue Book
County Tabor Notice



Mail Ballots



In 2013 Colorado became an all mail ballot state due to the passage of House Bill 1303.  For the 2016 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 17, 2016.

If you have not received a ballot, you can verify your information at www.govotecolorado.com.  The last day for us to mail out a ballot is October 31, 2016.  After that voters will need to come to the Voter Service and Polling Center in Hot Sulphur Springs to vote or pick up a ballot.  Each voter must be present to pick up his/her ballot and must show an ID.

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.  The required postage is 68 cents.  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 8, 2016 in order to be counted.  Postmarks do not count. 

Be sure to sign the affidavit on your ballot envelope.  If your stub falls off, please return it with your ballot.  A detached stub does not disqualify your vote.

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 7, 2016.  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, 2106.


View a list of our Drop-off locations


Ballot Return Statistics



Voters have begun to return their voted ballots!  See below for the statistics on how many ballots have been received and by what method.  It appears that Grand County voters like the new 24-hour drop boxes!

The chart below shows a cumulative total of how many mail ballots were returned by mail, at each drop off location, and how many voters voted in person at the Voter Service and Polling Center.

The pie chart below shows a summary of how ballots were returned.


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