Two elections in 2022
The state of Colorado is home to two elections in 2022. The Primary Election takes place on Tuesday, June 28, and the General Election is Tuesday, November 8.
Sample ballots are available for the June 28, 2022, Primary Election.
Elections conducted by the Garfield County Clerk
Election date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Election type: Mail ballot with in-person voting options at Voter Service & Polling Centers
Election hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day
June 6, 2022 – Ballots mailed to all active registered voters. Voters affiliated as Republicans or Democrats will receive a ballot for that party. Unaffiliated voters will receive a ballot packet with both the Republican and Democratic ballots unless a preference was made for a Republican or Democratic ballot. Each voter must choose only one ballot, vote only one ballot, and return only one ballot. A ballot preference does not carry over to the next primary election in June of 2024. If both ballots in the packet are voted and returned, neither ballot is counted.
Voters wanting to change their party affiliation to unaffiliated can make the change on www.govotecolorado.gov
Where to return ballots
Return ballots by mail – (affix a $0.58 stamp). It is recommended that you put your ballot in the mail by June 17, but no later than June 20 if you want to make sure the ballot is delivered to the County Clerk’s office by June 28.
Use one of the many 24/7 ballot drop boxes – located at the Carbondale Town Hall, the Courthouse in Glenwood on 8th Street, the New Castle Town Hall, the Silt Town Hall, the Rifle County Administration Bldg. at 195 W. 14th St., or the Parachute Town Hall.
Stand-alone drop box – located just inside the east entrance of the courthouse from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during normal working hours and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Primary Election Day, June 28, 2022.
Proposed drop box and VSPC locations for General Election
The public can now comment on the proposed locations for ballot drop boxes and Voter Service & Polling Centers for the Nov. 8 General Election.
Ballot drop box locations – open 24/7
Rifle Administration Building
195 West 14th Street, Building D
Glenwood Springs Courthouse
109 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO
New Castle Town Hall
450 W. Main Street
New Castle, CO
Silt Town Hall
231 N. 7th Street
Parachute Town Hall
222 Grand Valley Way
Carbondale Town Hall
511 Colorado Ave.
June 6, 2022 – (22 days prior to the election) is the last day to change your party affiliation. Initial ballots mailed may not reflect your requested change of affiliation. Once your party affiliation is changed, previously issued ballots are voided in the election system. If you make address changes, party affiliation changes or register for the first time in Garfield County after June 2, 2022, you may need to wait for the first supplemental mailing of ballots on June 10, 2022, to get the correct ballot reflecting the changes made to your voter registration record.
June 15, 2022 – Haven’t received a ballot? Check your voter registration at www.govotecolorado.gov or call 970-384-3700, option 2. You can update your voter information if you’ve moved and still be mailed a ballot through June 20.
June 20, 2022 – Last day to register to vote or update your voter information online, by mail, or by fax and still have a ballot mailed.
June 20 – June 28, 2022 (excluding Sunday) Early in-person voting & additional ballot drop off locations
Garfield County Administration Building – 108 8th St., Room 100 in Glenwood Springs
Rifle County Administration Building – 195 W. 14th St., in Rifle
Monday – Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday- June 25 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday – June 28 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
June 28, 2022 (Primary Election Day) – Additional Voter Service and Polling Centers with all voting services available are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: Carbondale Town Hall, New Castle Library, Silt Library, and Parachute Library.
Have questions? Call Garfield County Elections at 384-3700, option #2
The Garfield County Clerk’s Office assists some of the municipalities and special districts with elections but does not conduct the election, so please call the municipality or special district with your election questions.
June 28, 2022 – statewide Primary Election – Ballots mailed to all active registered voters beginning June 6, 2022.
November 8, 2022 – November General Election – Ballots mailed to all active registered voters beginning October 10, 2022.
Election judges: If you are interested in serving as an election judge in the November General Election and are affiliated with a major political party, sign up to be an election judge or contact the party chair.
Unaffiliated voters must give notice in writing to the Garfield County Clerk 60 days prior to an election of their interest in serving as an election judge. Deadline for the November General Election is Sept. 9, 2022.
Interested in running for elected office in Garfield County?
Anyone interested in establishing their candidacy for an elected office in Garfield County can find all the needed information in a handy guide created by the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
Local political party contact information
Garfield Democratic Party
P.O. Box 2637
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Chairperson: Debbie Bruell
Phone: (970) 379-0214
Garfield Republican Party
P.O. Box 2593
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Chairperson: Gregg Rippy
Phone: (970) 945-7758
Director and COO
Western Colorado Independent Voters
Phone (970) 984-0843
BallotTrax – track your ballot
Colorado voters can again track their ballot’s progress online with BallotTrax. The service allows voters to receive either a text, an email or a phone call notification when their ballot is mailed, received, and accepted into the election’s count.
Colorado Secretary of state news release on BallotTrax
Go Vote Colorado
Voters may view ballot styles, and check when their ballot has been mailed, received, or counted at govotecolorado.gov. Voters should verify their mailing addresses at govotecolorado.gov to ensure ballots are sent to the correct locations. If voters will be traveling and need their ballots sent to a different address, changes to addresses may be done at govotecolorado.gov, or call the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Elections Department at (970) 384-3700, ext. 2.
IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE. PROTECT IT. VERIFY YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
Use the statewide online voter registration system at govotecolorado.gov or; contact the Garfield County Election Division by telephone 970-384-3700, option 2, or fax 970-947-1078.