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Election Privacy Information & Election Date Deadlines

Prowers County Courthouse

 

ELECTION NEWS:   Can someone else get your blank ballot or the ballot of someone who has recently moved?  Can they vote that ballot?  The answer is NO!

Colorado has a series of protections in place:

  • Counties receive frequent updates from the State of Colorado listing people who have recently died, and those who have lost their voting rights through incarceration.
  • You must sign your ballot envelope before mailing it back or dropping it off. County Election Judges compares the signature on every single ballot with the signature on file in the statewide voter registration database. This is state law, and we take it very seriously.
  • Unsigned ballots or ballots with signatures that do not match are not counted. Voters who cast these ballots are mailed a notification, and they must present ID and correct the deficiency. Mail ballots in envelopes with uncorrected signatures are not counted.
  • In cases of signatures that don’t match and the voter did not correct the deficiency these are turned over to local district attorneys for possible prosecution.

Election Offenses:

  • C.R.S. 1-13-106 Forgery- Any person who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any ballot before or after it has been cast, or who forges any name of a person as a signer or witness to a petition or nomination paper, or who forges any letter of acceptance, declination, or withdrawal, or who forges the name of a registered elector to a voter’s mail-in or mail ballot commits forgery which is a class five 5 felony.
  • C.R.S. 1-13-112 Offenses relating to mail ballots – Any person who, by use of force or other means, unduly influences an elector to vote in any particular manner or to refrain from voting, or who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any mail ballot before or after it has been cast, or who destroys, defaces, mutilates, or tampers with such a ballot shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than eighteen months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

If you have moved and didn’t update your voter registration address or if you didn’t vote in the last election, you could be inactive at this time. Inactive voters will not automatically receive a ballot in the mail.  Please call the County Clerks office for information regarding your voting status or go the State’s on line website at: www.govotecolorado.com for more information.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017 GENERAL ELECTION:

 

  • Monday, October 16-20, 2017: Ballots will be mailed to all Active eligible electors.
  • Monday, October 30, 2017: Last day for voters to submit a new voter registration application to register to receive a ballot by mail for the Coordinated Election.
  • Monday, October 30, 2017: First day Voter Service & Polling Center will be open, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F, for ballot replacements, and address changes, etc.
  • Saturday, November 4, 2015: County Clerk’s Office will be open to return mail ballots, issue replacement ballots, register to vote, and address changes during 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2015 (Election Day): Prowers County Clerk’s Office will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You may return your ballots, with appropriate postage or hand deliver Ballots to: Prowers County Clerk’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO 81052.
  • Post mark dates do not count if ballots are received after 7:00 p.m., election night, November 7, 2017.

The Election Department can be reached at 719-336-8011 for all voter registration and election questions or emailing at election@prowerscounty.net

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