2018 General ElectionThe 2018 Blue Book is complete and will be hitting registered voter mailboxes beginning the week of September 24, 2018. A limited number of copies will be mailed to the County Clerk's office, probably in early October. The Blue Book is also online in English and Spanish at the link below.
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
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
Abstract of Election for 2018 Primary
Primary Election Results
Follow this link for election results for the 2018 Primary Election
Sample Ballots - Primary Election
Democratic Sample Ballot
Republican Sample Ballot
Voter Instructions - Affiliated Voters
Voter Instructions - Unaffiliated Voters
- Unaffiliated voters who have designated a preference for the 2018 Primary Election will receive the ballot for their preference. If an unaffiliated voter designated a preference to get the Democratic ballot, he/she will get the Democratic ballot. If an unaffiliated voter designated a preference to get the Republican ballot, he/she will get the Republican ballot.
- Unaffiliated voters who have not designated a preference for the 2018 Primary Election will receive a ballot packet which contains both a Democratic ballot and a Republican ballot. Choose ONLY ONE of these ballots to fill out and return. Shred or discard the other ballot. Returning two voted ballots will disqualify your vote.
- Choosing a ballot, Democratic or Republican, does not affiliate you with that party.
Colorado Secretary of State News Release
Lights! Camera! Elections! New documentary shows how Colorado's audit protects election security. Read the news release and watch the youtube video for details!
Voter Privacy We are receiving calls expressing concern over whether or not the Colorado of Secretary of State, Wayne Williams, will be providing the Trump Administration's Election Integrity Commission with Colorado electors' personal voting records. It is our understanding that Secretary of State Williams will be providing the Commission with voter's name, address, party affiliation, date of registration, gender identity, phone number (unless unlisted) birth year, and past voting history. He will not be providing Social Security numbers or full dates of birth. The information was to be provided to the Commission on July 14, 2017 but our current understanding is that it will not be provided at this time due to a lawsuit.
If you believe that you or a member of your household will be exposed to criminal harassment or bodily harm because your voter information is publicly available, you may elect to become a confidential voter. Confidential voters’ voting information will not be released to the public. To become a confidential voter fill out a voter confidentiality form, and pay a $5.00 fee.
Press Release Regarding Voter Privacy
Confidentiality Request Form
NASS Briefing: Key Facts and Findings on Cybersecurity and Foreign Targeting of the 2016 US Elections
Election Day - In Person VotingTo 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,
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.
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
Current Political Party Composition in Grand County in 2018The 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. We are beginning to see people updating their voter registrations in preparation for the 2018 Primary and General Elections.
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 February 21, 2018. Check out their work!
West Grand School District
East Grand School District
Political Party Composition in Grand County in 2016
In 2016 students in the 8th grade math classes at West Grand Middle School prepared pie charts showing the political party composition of different precincts and districts within Grand County and Colorado. This data represents a snapshot on October 24, 2016. Check out their work!
West Grand School District
East Grand School District
2016 General Election
Blue BookBelow 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.
County Tabor Notice
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.
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.
A similar ballot box has been installed in the Fraser Valley at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center.
A similar box has also been installed at the Granby Town Hall to serve the citizens in Granby and the surrounding area.
A similar box has been installed at the Grand Lake Town Hall to serve the citizens in Grand Lake and the surrounding area.
There is also a 24 hour drop box at the CSU Extension Hall in Kremmling.
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 ResultsOfficial 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 ListsTo 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
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