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
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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.

Sample ballots
General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sample election ballots: Ballots were mailed October 17, 2016. Your address determines which questions will be on your ballot.

Carbondale-| Glenwood Springs-|
New Castle-| Parachute-|
Silt-| Eagle/Re-50-|
City of Rifle and areas outside of listed municipalities-| Spanish ballot-|

Write-in candidates
To properly cast a valid vote for a write-in candidate, the voter must correctly mark the target area and write the name of a legally qualified write-in candidate in the space provided. In the case of a presidential or gubernatorial election write-in candidate, a valid write-in vote for president and vice president or governor and lieutenant governor must include, at a minimum, a reasonably correct spelling of the last name of both candidates comprising the pair, along with the correct mark in the target area.

Certified Write-In Candidates for the General Election
Below is a list of the certified write-in candidates who have filed the required paperwork with the Secretary of State. These candidates may not be listed on the ballot; however, voters may write the candidate's name on the ballot in the appropriate space provided in order to cast a vote for that candidate. As a result, any ballot containing the districts below must contain a write-in line.

Presidential Electors
(01) Bruce Lohmiller / J.R. Smith
Green / Democratic

(02) Thomas J. Nieman / Bernie Jackson
Unaffiliated / Libertarian

(03) Corey Sterner / Jeff Ryan
Unaffiliated / Republican

(04) David Perry / Eric "Rick" Seiley

(05) Brian Anthony Perry / Michael Byron Nelson

(06) Cherunda Fox / Roger Kushner

United States Senator
(01) Don Willoughby

Voters can also confirm registration information, track ballots, and see sample ballots on the Colorado Secretary of State website.
Confirm registration information-|

flag buttonColorado 2016 election Blue Book
  There are nine statewide measures on the Nov. 8, 2016, ballot, as well as judges who are up for retention. This booklet contains information on these topics.
2016 Blue Book -|

flag button Voter signature requirement

Voters who forget to sign the voter affidavit on the ballot return envelope will receive a letter and a signature affidavit to sign and email, fax, mail, or deliver in person to the clerk's office. Once this signature affidavit is received, the voter's ballot will be processed and counted. Voters have until eight days after the election to return this signed affidavit.

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If a bi-partisan team of election judges determines that the signature on the return envelope doesn't match the signature for that voter on file in the SCORE voter registration system, the voter will receive a signature discrepancy letter. The voter must sign the affidavit and return the signed affidavit with an acceptable form of identification for the ballot to be counted. Voters have until eight days after the election to return the signed affidavit.

Voter Service & Polling Centers
Voter Service & Polling Centers are one-stop shops for voters. At these centers, you can register to vote, drop off ballots, change an address and obtain a replacement ballot.

Garfield County Courthouse
Voter Service and Polling Centers
and drop box locations

Garfield County Clerk's office - Glenwood Springs
Garfield County Courthouse
109 8th Street, Suite 200
Glenwood Springs
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm;
Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am to 2 pm;
Election Day, 7 am - 7 pm
Garfield County Clerk's office - Rifle
195 W. 14th St. Building D,
1st Floor Conference Room
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm;
Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am to 2 pm;
Election Day, 7 am - 7 pm
Garfield County Courthouse - east entrance ballot box
Garfield County Courthouse
109 8th Street
Glenwood Springs
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5 pm;
Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am to 2 pm;
Election Day, 7 am - 7 pm
8th Street Ballot drop-off box
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Ballot drop-off sites
Carbondale Town Hall
511 Colorado Avenue
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, Oct. 18 through Nov. 8;
Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am - 2 pm
Silt Town Hall
231 North 7th Street
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, Oct. 18 through Nov. 8;
Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am - 2 pm
Parachute Town Hall
222 Grand Valley Way
Monday - Thursday, 7 am - 6 pm, Oct. 18 through Nov. 8;
Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am - 2 pm
(Please note that this office closed on Friday)
New Castle
New Castle Town Hall
450 West Main Street
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, Oct. 18 through Nov. 8;
Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am - 2 pm
Glenwood Springs
Garfield County Courthouse - East Entrance
109 Eighth Street
Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 5 pm, Oct. 18 through Nov. 8;
Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 10 am - 2 pm
24/7 drop-off sites
Glenwood drop box

Glenwood Springs:
Eighth St. drop-off box at the Garfield County Courthouse

Rifle drop box

The new drop-off box near the entrance of the County Administration Building D at 195 West 14th Street

Additional voter services on Election Day, November 8, 7 am - 7 pm
Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs Community Center
100 Wulfsohn Road
Carbondale Town Hall
511 Colorado Avenue
Silt Branch Library
680 Home Avenue
Parachute Branch Library
244 Grand Valley Way
New Castle
New Castle Branch Library
402 Main Street

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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