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County Clerk Issues Election Reminders

Fremont County Clerk Katie Barr reviews details of the many ballot versions that will be needed for this November's election with Elections Director Jami Goff.

With the November 4th General Election approaching, Fremont County Clerk and Recorder Katie Barr reports that citizens will find voting more convenient and secure than ever before.  Barr says that beginning the week of October 14th, mail ballots will be sent to all active, registered voters at the address on their voter registration.  To check or update your voter registration, visit www.GoVoteColorado.com.   After you fill out your mail ballot, you will sign the ballot envelope and return it by mail or at a ballot drop-off box.

To find the nearest ballot drop-off location in Fremont County, visit www.MyColoradoVote.com on the internet.   MyColoradoVote.com is a project by the bipartisan Colorado County Clerks Association to provide non-partisan, reliable information for our voters.

Voters wanting the in-person experience may visit any Voter Service and Polling Center in the county.  Barr says voters should think of these Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC) as one-stop-shops.  You can update your address, request or replace a ballot, vote in-person, use accessible voting equipment or register to vote (through Election Day).  To find the nearest Voter Service and Polling Center location, you should also visit www.MyColoradoVote.com.

If you have any questions, contact the Fremont County Clerk’s Election Department at 719-276-7340.

The Fremont County Clerk’s Election Department offers these helpful hints for making sure your votes counts:

  1. After you have voted your ballot, place in the secrecy sleeve, then place in the return envelope and seal it.  Be sure to sign the outside of your ballot envelope.  A witness is not required unless you are unable to sign your name.
  2. You may drop off your ballot at any drop off location or return by mail.
  3. If you mail your ballot, place the correct postage one $0.49 stamp on the envelope and mail it in advance to ensure it arrives by 7:00 p.m. on November 4th.

Important Dates to remember:

  • September 20th – Overseas and military ballots mailed
  • October 14th – 17th – Clerks mail ballots to all registered voters
  • October 27th – Last day to register to vote on-line in order to receive a ballot by mail
  • November 4th – Ballots must be received by the Clerk no later than 7:00pm

County Clerk Barr reminds voters that you may utilize the VSPC (polling center) at the Fremont County Administration Building starting October 20th through Election Day.  The VSPC will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The VSPC’s will be open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

There will be two additional VSPC’s open on Election Day.  One will be located at Florence City Hall and the other at the Howard Volunteer Fire Department.  The Clerk’s Office will be open both Friday and Saturday, two weeks prior to the election for voting purposes only.

The Motor Vehicle Department and Recording Department will be closed on both Fridays and Saturdays prior to the election.  On November 4th, Election Day, the Clerk’s office will be open for election purposes only.  The Motor Vehicle Department and Recording Department will be closed on November 4th; Election Day as all staff is needed to ensure a smooth Election process for voters.  For additional information contact the Fremont County Clerk’s Election Department at 719-276-7340.