A ballot dropbox outside of the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs.

New Garfield County precinct maps unveiled

PRESS RELEASE
February 28, 2022

Adjustments have been made to Garfield County’s precinct maps following input taken from the 2020 U.S. Census. There are 27 precincts in Garfield County, each with less than 2,000 voters apiece.

The Garfield County Clerk’s Office has checked each registered voter to ensure they are in the correct precinct through the Statewide Voter Registration System (SCORE).

“We checked the city, school district, fire district, recreation district, hospital district, so we can make sure voters are in the correct tax districts so they can vote on all the measures that may affect them,” Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico.

The 2020 U.S. Census also detailed the populations of each Garfield County Commissioner District. District 1, which encompasses the southeastern corner of Garfield County between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, is home to 19,712 residents; District 2, which covers the remaining portion of eastern Garfield County from Glenwood Springs to Silt and into the Sweetwater area, has 20,671 residents; and District 3, which stretches from Silt all the way west to the Utah border, has 21,302 residents. All told, the county is home to 61,658 residents, according to the census.

The precincts were approved by the Board of County Commissioners unanimously, 3-0. The board also approved a motion not to alter the commissioner district boundaries, 3-0.

The precinct and commissioner district maps can be viewed online.

Board discusses redistricting maps
The Board of County Commissioners has approved a resolution stating that it intends to comply with the results of the state’s redistricting process, which took place in 2021.

“After each census, per statute, there is a requirement that the census data be used to redistrict the congressional, house, and senate districts within each state,” Alberico said.

After the 2010 U.S. Census, Garfield County was wholly included in Congressional District 3; House District 57; and in Senate District 8. Changes following the 2020 census include the population centers of Garfield County moving south into Senate District 5, while voters in many areas further north of the cities and towns along Interstate 70 remain in Senate District 8.
The maps were drawn by the state’s bipartisan, independent redistricting commission, which was established following voter approval of Amendments Y and Z in 2018. The Colorado Supreme Court approved the final maps in November 2021.

Voters can go to govotecolorado.com to see which districts they are located in. Once a person logs in, there is a 10-digit number that indicates, in order, their congressional district, state senate district, state house district, county number (23 in Garfield County), and the final three digits represent their Garfield County precinct. The website also lists the special districts a resident can vote in.

Caucuses are held in early March
The Republican party is holding caucuses in-person at various locations around the county on Tuesday, March 1. The Democratic party is holding its caucus virtually online on Saturday, March 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. More information is available at garfield-county.com/clerk-recorder/elections/. Garfield County Election staff sent caucus lists to the Republicans on Feb. 8 and to the Democrats on Feb. 14.

The Republican caucus locations are as followed:
CARBONDALE (1-4)
Check-in 5 to 6 p.m.; caucus 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Roaring Fork High School
2270 CO-133, Carbondale, CO

GLENWOOD (5-12)
Check-in 5 to 6 p.m.; caucus 6 to 8:30 p.m.
City of Glenwood Springs Community Center
100 Wulfsohn Rd., Glenwood Springs, CO

NEW CASTLE/SILT (13-18)
Check-in 5 to 6 p.m.; caucus 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Coal Ridge High School
35947 US-6, New Castle, CO

RIFLE (19-23)
Check-in 5 to 6 p.m.; caucus 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Garfield County Fairgrounds
1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO

PARACHUTE (24-27)
Check-in 5 to 6 p.m.; caucus 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Battlement Mesa Community Center
398 Arroyo Dr., Battlement Mesa, CO

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