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The Election Department is responsible for coordinating, preparing and processing all general, primary and coordinated elections in Fremont County. It is the intent of this department to ensure the integrity of all elections and provide the opportunity for all eligible electors to participate in the democratic process.

2018 Election Calendar

NOTICE: The information contained in this calendar is provided as a courtesy of the Office of the Fremont County Clerk & Recorder.  While every attempt has been made to provide accurate and authoritative information as of the date of the last revision, it is provided with the understanding that the Office of the Fremont County Clerk & Recorder is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service.  Each entity participating in any election is required to meet specific statutory obligations and they should consult their designated legal advisor or counsel should they have questions regarding the information or obligations that may or may not be contained in this calendar.

Election Press Release

There are approximately 28,000 registered voters in Fremont County. Of the 28,000 registered approximately 25,000 are “Active” voters. Your status can change from active to inactive for various reasons. For example: If you’ve moved and have not submitted a change of address resulting in a returned ballot. Make sure you stop by our office or go online to GOVOTECOLORADO.COM to update your information to ensure a smooth Election Day process.

2018 General Election Sample Ballots

Sample ballots for the general election are now live. Voters can view their sample ballot when looking up their record on govotecolorado.com and on the Election Information page under “View my sample ballot”: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/electionInfo.html?menuheaders=5

Candidate Information

2018 Special District Forms

Election Links

State of Colorado Seal

 Check or Update your Colorado State Voter Registration Information

 

Voter Information

Requirements for Voter Registration

  • United States Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age before Election Day

How do I become eligible to vote?

In order to be eligible to vote, you must register in the county in which you reside. By registering, you declare your residency in the State of Colorado within the county and district of your actual physical residence.

How do I know what the status of my ballot for this election is?

Go to http://GoVoteColorado.com to check the status of your ballot.

Ways to register to vote in Fremont County

Go to GoVoteColorado.com or print the registration form, fill it out and send, email or fax it to:

Fremont County Clerk and Recorder
Election Dept.
615 Macon Ave., Room 102
Cañon City, CO 81212
(fax) 719-276-7338
jami.goff@fremontco.com

UOCAVA voters can access ballets through https://govotecolorado.everyonecounts.com

 

Fremont County Procedures Concerning Watchers/Observers

Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-7-106, to the extent possible the chairperson, authorized official, issue committee, or candidate shall submit the names of persons selected as watchers to the County Clerk by the close of business on the Friday immediately preceding the election.

As outlined in Fremont County’s Watcher Accommodation Plan on file with the SOS the Watcher must present their form #700 Certificate of Appointment and Oath of Watcher that has been signed by the appointing party to the County Clerk. The County Clerk will verify the watchers eligibility to serve and will then administer the oath and sign the form. The watcher will be instructed to take the form to the location designated by the appointing party and surrender it to the Supervisor Judge of that location. The Watcher will be required to present his or her Watcher Training Course Completion Certificate for the Supervisor Judge to verify they have completed the required training. The watcher will then be allowed to commence with his or her duties as a watcher. If the watcher has not taken the required training they will not be allowed to observe activities where confidential or personally identifiable information may be within view. (Rule 8.1.2, 8.1.5)
In accordance with Rule 8.6.1 (a) (b) (c) and (d), a watcher may be removed from a location by the County Clerk or his or her designee if they:

Commit or encourage fraud in connection with their duties;

Violate any of the election laws or rules;

Violate their oath; or

Was abusive or threatening toward election officials or voters.

If a Watcher is removed the County Clerk will notify the party that appointed the watcher so that they have the opportunity to replace the removed Watcher. (Rule 8.6.2, 8.6.3)

Media Observers with current media credentials who agree to adhere to the “Guidelines for Members of the Media Who Observe Election Counts and Recounts” will be permitted to witness all parts of the election that include voting, and the processing and counting of provisional and mail ballots. Please coordinate with the County Clerk prior to observing so that the election officials can make any space accommodations needed. (Rule 8.18)

Secretary of State Course Catalog: Official Watcher Training

Certificate of Appointment and Oath of Watcher To view this document, please right click and choose "save as" to save it to your computer before opening it.

Archived Election Results

Voting Locations

 

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2018

24 Hour Drop Boxes

WALMART
3105 E Hwy 50
Canon City, CO 81212

Oct 29th - Nov 6th, 2018

COTOPAXI SCHOOL
345 County Rd. 12
Cotopaxi, CO 81223
October 29th - Nov 6th, 2018

Handicapped Accessible

BOXES WILL BE CLOSED at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day Tue, Nov 6th, 2018

FREMONT COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
615 Macon Ave. RM # 102
Canon City, CO 81212
MAIL BALLOTS AVAILABLE/DROP OFF BOX FOR BALLOTS
Mon – Thurs, Oct. 15th  – Nov. 5th, 2018 
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6th, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Handicapped Accessible

FLORENCE CITY HALL
600 W 3rd St, Florence, CO 81226
BALLOT DROP BOX ONLY
Mon – Fri, Oct. 17th – Nov. 5th, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6th, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Handicapped Accessible

In Person Voting, Mail Ballot Replacement, and Ballot Drop Boxes will be offered at the following VSPC location during days and times specified:

Fremont County Garden Park Building
201 N 6th St.
Canon City, CO 81212
Mon – Fri, Oct. 22nd – Nov. 5th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 27th and Nov. 3rd, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Florence City Hall
600 W 3rd St.
Florence, CO 81226
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Howard Volunteer Fire Dept.
8274 US Hwy 50
Howard, CO 81233
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Maps

GIS Data

Fremont County Precincts (zip file) Precincts were adopted in 2012 under Rec # 893537, and in 2015 under Rec # 931547 in the Fremont County Clerks office.

State Representatives

COLORADO OFFICIALS
www.colorado.gov

Governor John Hickenlooper (D) (303) 866-2471
Governor (Toll Free) (800) 238-7215
Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne (D) (303) 866-2087
Secy. Of State Wayne W. Williams (R) (303) 894-2200
Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R) (303) 866-2441
Atty. General Cynthia Coffman (R) (720) 508-6000

STATE CAPITAL DIRECTORY
www.leg.state.co.us

Governor’s Office (303) 866-2471
Information on Bills (303) 866-3055
Legislative Council (303) 866-3521
Democratic Senators (303) 866-4865
Republican Senators (303) 866-4866
Senate Toll-Free (888) 473-8136
House Members (303) 866-2904
House Members Toll-Free (800) 822-7647

UNITED STATES SENATE
www.sentate.gov

Library of Congress
http://thomas.loc.gov/

  • Cory Gardner (R)
    354 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-5941
    gardner.senate.gov
     
  • Michael F. Bennet (D)
    702 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-5852
    (866) 455-9866 toll free

    2300 15th Street, Suite 450
    Denver, CO 80202
    (303) 455-7600
                 

STATE SENATOR, SENATE DISTRICT 2

FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • Doug Lamborn (R)
    437 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-4422
    (202) 226-2638 Fax

    Colorado Springs Office:
    (719) 520-0055
    (719) 520-0840 Fax

    Buena Vista Office:
    (719) 520-0055
    (719) 520-0840 Fax
     

HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE

  • James Wilson (R), District 60
    Precincts: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29 & 30
    House of Representatives
    State Capitol Building
    200 E. Colfax, Room 223
    Denver, CO 80203
    (303) 866-2747
    james.wilson.house@state.co.us
     
  • Clarice Navarro (R), District 47
    Precincts:1, 2, 3, 25, 26, & 28
    House of Representatives
    State Capitol Building
    200 E. Colfax, Room 271
    Denver, CO 80203
    (303) 866-2905
    clarice.navarro.house@state.co.us

Recall

Student Election Judge Program

Program Description

Since its inception in 2000, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Student Election Judges Program has been a great success for students and a bonus for the county election officials and educators who have participated in the program. During the 2012 Presidential Election hundreds of students around the state joined the ranks of adult Election Judges working cooperatively setting up polling locations, processing voters, ballots and tallying the votes cast. The Student Judge experience exposes students to grass roots democracy in their community and enables them to earn money for working the Election.

Ultimately, we hope it motivates these students to become active voters in their communities and election judge resources for future elections.

Program Policy

The State Legislature enacted legislation that will allows Juniors and Seniors in High
School to work at VSPC's as Student Election Judges. State Statute makes the following provisions:

  • Student Election Judges need not be registered electors.
  • Upon approval by their school’s principal or an administrator designated by the principal, Student Election Judges will be appointed by and will serve at the discretion of the local Election Official. School administrators must determine that selected students can reasonably miss school if school is in session.
  • Students should have their own transportation to the VSPC, or must assure the Election Official that they will be dropped off at the by the time they are scheduled to work and picked up when the day’s work is complete.
  • Student Election Judges will assist in checking-in voters at the VSPC, activating voting machines, and assisting electors in casting their ballots.
  • Veteran Election Judges will supervise student Election Judges.
  • Student Election Judges will be compensated for working. Additionally they may receive payment for attending the mandatory Election Judge Class.
  • Student Election Judges can serve as mail ballot or VSPC judges.
  • There are no party affiliation requirements for Student Election Judges

Qualifications

Student Election Judges must:

  • Be U.S. citizens by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work.
  • Be willing to serve –  Election Day starts as early as 6:00 a.m. and the tally of the vote can be as late as 8:00 p.m.
  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an Election Judge.
  • Attend a mandatory Election Judge class prior to each election at which they work.
  • Never have been convicted of election fraud, other election offenses or fraud.
  • Not be related to any candidate on the ballot in the precinct where they are working.
  • Be at least 16 years old and a Junior or Senior “in good standing” at a public private high school at the time of the election at which they plan to work. Home schooled students are welcome as well.
  • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian

Application

Printable Forms