2017 Coordinated Election

Election Day is November 7, 2017
Register to vote and confirm your voter registration online

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Register to vote in the 2017 election
Election Day this year is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 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.

Casting your ballot

Any voter may submit their mail ballot or cast their vote on an ADA accessible electronic voting machine, located at the Clerk's office in Glenwood Springs or the Early Voting (VSPC) located at the County Administration Bldg. D in Rifle at 195 West 14th St., beginning Monday, October 30. Each VSPC open on Election Day will have at least one ADA accessible electronic voting machine available for use from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters are strongly encouraged not to return voted ballots by mail after October 31. Use a drop-off site to ensure your ballot reaches the County Clerk's Office by 7 pm on Election Day, November 7, 2017.

Voters can return ballots by mail with appropriate postage affixed ($0.49 stamp) or hand deliver the ballot to one of the designated drop-office sites listed below. Ballots must be received at a Voter Service and Polling Center or the County Clerk's offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Postmarks do not count. Verify your voter registration information and track your ballot (sent and received) at

Replacement ballots
Voters who do not receive their ballots may request replacement ballots in person at the County Clerk's Offices in Glenwood Springs or Rifle or by phone 970-384-3700 option 2; fax (970-947-1078); or email (
The last day to request that a ballot be mailed is October 30, 2017. After that date, voters must appear in person at the County Clerk's office or a Voter Service and Polling Center to request a replacement ballot, register to vote, or complete a change of address and receive a ballot.

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 16
Election ballots mailed
Registered voters should receive their ballots within one week of October 16. If you do not receive a ballot, contact the Garfield County Clerk & Recorder's Office immediately.

October 31 calendar icon Monday, October 30
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 7
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 7, 2017

Sample election ballots: Ballots were mailed October 16, 2017. Your address determines which questions will be on your ballot.

CRFPD | Carbondale Rural Fire Protection District-| CMC | Glenwood Springs & New Castle-|
NC | New Castle-| GRHD | Parachute to west of New Castle-|
49JT | De Beque School District (precinct 24 voters)-| RE50J | Eagle School District
  Spanish ballot-|

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

Voter Service and Polling Centers
Garfield County Clerk's office - Glenwood Springs
Garfield County Courthouse
109 8th Street, Suite 200
Glenwood Springs
Oct. 30 - Nov. 6: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm;
Saturday, November 4, 10 am to 2 pm;
Election Day, Nov. 7, 7 am - 7 pm
Garfield County Clerk's office - Rifle
195 W. 14th St. Building D,
1st Floor Election Room
Oct. 30 - Nov. 6: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm;
Saturday, November 4, 10 am to 2 pm;
Election Day, Nov. 7, 7 am - 7 pm


Ballot drop-off sites
Glenwood Springs
Garfield County Courthouse - East Entrance
109 Eighth Street
October 17-November 6, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 5 pm
Election Day, 7 am - 7 pm

Garfield County Admin Building
195 W 14th St. Building D
October 17- November 7, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

Silt Town Hall
231 North 7th Street
October 17 - November 7, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Parachute Town Hall
222 Grand Valley Way
October 17 - November 7, Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm
(Please note that this office closed on Friday)

New Castle
New Castle Town Hall
450 West Main Street
October 17 - November 7, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

24/7 drop-off sites
Glenwood drop box

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

Rifle drop box

Entrance of Carbondale Town Hall Building at 511 Colorado Ave.

Rifle drop box
Rifle: Entrance of Garfield County Admin Building at 195 W 14th Street, Building D

Additional voter service and polling centers
on Election Day, November 7, 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

2017 precinct adjustments Precinct boundaries being adjusted
Carbondale precincts 1-4 and New Castle's 14 and 15 precincts will have their boundaries adjusted following the Nov. 7 Election Day. The adjustments will even out active eligible voter numbers in precincts that have experienced growth.

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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