Garfield County General Election

Election Day is November 8, 2016
Register to vote and confirm your voter registration online

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Register to vote in the 2016 election

Election Day 2016 is fast approaching, and Garfield County is working hard to ensure that residents are registered to vote and have their personal information, such as a current address, correct. Check online at the Colorado Secretary of State website.

Election Day this year is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and residents can register to vote online, through the mail, or in person, as late as on Election Day at a voter service and polling center (VSPC). Voters who plan to register online or through the mail must fill out a state voter registration form and submit it at least eight days before Election Day.

Visit to register to vote, make a name change, update voter information, or learn about the process of voting from overseas if out of the country at the time of the election. Voters will need a Colorado driver’s license or state-issued identification card number to register online.

College students must remember to update their addresses to receive a mail-in ballot if studying away from home or out of state. This also applies to Colorado residents who plan on being away from home on vacation during election season. Post offices will not forward mail-in ballots.

VSPCs act as an all-in-one polling center. Residents can register to vote, turn in ballots, update addresses, request a replacement ballot, and vote unaided on electronic voting machines.

Register to vote on your smartphone

Coloradans can now register to vote on their smartphone through the Secretary of State's website by texting either "Colorado" or "CO" to 2Vote (28683). This feature will respond with a link to the voter registration and election information website, where residents can register or check their information to ensure that it's current and accurate.

Election timeline
October 17 calendar icon
Monday, October 17
Election ballots mailed
Registered voters should receive their ballots within one week of October 17. If you do not receive a ballot, contact the Garfield County Clerk & Recorder's Office immediately.

October 31 calendar icon Monday, October 31
Deadline for ballot to be mailed to voter
This is the last day to submit a voter registration form by mail, fax, or email and still receive a ballot by mail. All applications received after this date will be sent a notification that the voter must appear in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC). Register at

November 8 calendar icon Tuesday, November 8
Election Day
All voted ballots that have not been mailed must be received by the Garfield County Clerk & Recorders Office, Voting Service and Polling Center, or one of the designated drop-off boxes by 7 pm.

Voter registration forms

Mail-in form

Spanish form

Hands up for elections

Use the statewide online voter registration system at or;
contact the Garfield County Election Department by telephone 970-384-3700, option 2, or fax 970-947-1078

Clerk & Recorder - Glenwood Springs
109 8th Street, Suite 200
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
Email Clerk & Recorder

970-384-3700 | phone
970-947-1078 | fax

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm (except holidays)

  Clerk & Recorder - Rifle
195 West 14th Street, Building D
Rifle, CO  81650
Email Clerk & Recorder

970-625-0882 | phone
970-625-0908 | fax

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm (except holidays)

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