Primary Ballot Issues for Prowers County as of June 1, 2018

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Jana Coen
Prowers Clerk and Recorder


Election News: Ballots will be sent out to all active registered electors the week of June 4-8, 2018 for the 2018 Primary Election.


What will be on the June 26, 2018 Primary Mail Ballot?

Federal:  Candidates for Representative of the 116th United States Congress District 4

State: Candidates for Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, State Board of Education Member Congressional District 4, Regent of the University of Colorado At Large, and State Representative District 64

County: Candidates for Commissioner District 2, Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer, Assessor, Sheriff, Surveyor, and Coroner


Tips for Mail Ballots:

You will receive a ballot, secrecy sleeve, and a return envelope.

Select candidates and questions you wish to vote on.

Use a Black pen that will not bleed through the paper to vote your ballot.

Completely fill in the box next to the selection you want to vote for.

If you don’t want to vote the entire ballot, you can leave the rest blank.

After marking your ballot, place it inside the secrecy sleeve and place them both inside the return envelope that is addressed to the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder, 301 S. Main Street, Ste. 210, Lamar.

Make very sure before mailing or delivering your voted ballot that you have signed the signature affidavit spot on the back side of your return envelope. This is required in order for your ballot to be processed. We must compare every signature to make sure that the intended voter was the one who signed the envelope.

You may either deliver or mail your ballot to the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. If you mail your ballot, correct postage is required for delivery. Ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m., Election Night (June 26, 2018) in order to be counted. Postmark dates do not count as received.

Drop your ballot in our ballot drop box east parking lot of the courthouse which is open 24/7, June 4-26, 2018. Drop box closes June 26th at 7:00 p.m.


UNAFFILIATED VOTERS: Recent changes in Colorado law now allow unaffiliated voters to vote in a primary election.


Here is how it works:  

  1. You will receive two ballots in your packet, one Democratic ballot and one

   Republican ballot.

  1. Choose ONLY ONE of these ballots and fill it out. Discard the ballot you

   don’t use.

  1. Sign your return envelope and return your ONE voted ballot in the return envelope. Sending in two voted ballots will disqualify all of your votes. Your vote in this election will not affiliate you with a political party but it will be of public record for which one you chose to vote.


Questions regarding you Mail-In Ballot:

Q: What if my ballot does not arrive?

A: If your Ballot does not arrive by June 15, 2018, please call the Prowers County Clerk’s Office at: 719-336-8011.

Q: I spoiled by ballot, now what do I do?

A: Call the Prowers County Clerk’s Office or stop by the Office to obtain a replacement ballot during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Q: If I don’t vote for every race that appears on my ballot does it void my ballot?

A: No, if any race(s) are left unvoted your ballot still counts for the races you did vote for.


Ballot drop-off, VSPC location, hours of operation, and other information are listed as the following:

Location: Prowers County Clerk’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO

Dates       June 4th – June 26, 2018 excluding Sundays

Hours:     8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Saturday, June 23rd)

Tuesday, June 26th, (Election Day) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

You may also register to vote online, update your address, or verify your voter registration information, by visiting

Please contact the Prowers County Clerk’s Office with any election questions at

(719) 336-8011 or e-mail at . Also, like our Facebook page at Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

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