Election Clerk: Holly Huerta
Colorado has joined two other States to have All Mail Ballot Elections all the time!
HB1303 passed in 2013 mandating All Mail Ballot Elections since most Coloradoans vote by permanent mail ballot anyway. Every election will be by mail but we have mandates that we must abide by such as Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) and drop boxes. VSPC's are for citizens that do not want to vote by mail and the number we are required to have is based on the number of active voters. They will be open for 15 days prior to the election.
We are also required to place drop boxes for you to drop your ballots in as opposed to mailing them.
All active voters will receive a ballot in the mail and you will be required to decide how you want to vote.
Colorado Voting System, formerly known as universal voting system, will be going live in 22 counties for the 2016 primary and general elections. Otero County will be implementing the new system in 2017 for the coordinated election. Please watch the video here to see how the system works.
This is Presidential Election Year and Colorado is an All Mail Ballot State. It is early but Election time will soon be here. Primary Election is June 28, 2016 and the General Election is November 8, 2016. If you are affiliated with a Political Party and want to have some say so of who will be on the Primary ballot for the chance to run in the General, get involved by attending your Party's Caucus on March 1st. Call your Party's Chair to find out details.
Democrat-T.J. Hestand 719-334-6364 or
Republican-Judy Reyher 719-469-1942 or
Check your voter record to make sure all of your information is up to date at GoVoteColorado.com
Make sure your vote counts! The mail takes longer than ever, so please click on the link below to plan and vote wisely.
For your convenience there is a new 24/7 Ballot Drop Box located in the south parking lot at the Otero County Courthouse that you can drive up to and deposit your ballot. Ballots must be in the Clerk's possession by 7 PM Election Day. Happy Voting!
If you would like to mail your ballot for the upcoming election, please place the correct amount of postage on your return envelope after you have signed and dated in the proper place, seal it, and mail it within the first week that you receive it from the Clerk's Office.