ELECTION NEWS: Prowers County Clerk & Recorder


Rules for Determining Residency for voting purposes:

C.R.S. 1-2-102 (1) (a) The residence of a person is the principal or primary home or place of abode of a person. A principal or primary home or place of abode is that home or place in which a person’s habitation if fixed and to which that person, whenever absent has the present intention of returning after a departure or absence, regardless of the duration of the absence. You must have a residential address to register to vote. Once you establish a residence, it exists until you establish a new residence elsewhere and notify the election division of that change.

A residence is a permanent building or part of a building and may include a house, condominium, apartment, room in a house, or mobile home. No vacant lot or business address shall be considered a residence. A mail service business cannot be used for a residence address. A mail service business can ONLY be used for a mailing address.

(II) (c) The residence given for voting purposes shall be the same as the residence given for motor vehicle registration and for state income tax purposes.

Note: For voter registration, you may not have more than one residence. Your residential address determines what you are eligible to vote on for elections.

For example:

  • If your residential address is within the City limits of Lamar you would be eligible to vote on the City of Lamar’s ballot questions and candidates.
  • If your residential address is outside of the City limits of Lamar you are NOT eligible to vote on any City of Lamar’s ballot questions and candidates.

Can a post office box be used or a mail service box be used as a mailing address for voter registration purposes?

  • Yes. Post office boxes and mail service boxes are ONLY acceptable as a mailing address. Meaning, that if a homeless voter uses a physical location that does not have a mailing address (such as a park), he/she may provide a post office as a mailing address.
  • Post office boxes, are NEVER acceptable for residence addresses.
  • Mail Service Boxes, are NEVER acceptable as a residence address.

Need to update your address information?

  • Go to www.govotecolorado.gov
  • Stop by the County Clerk’s office at 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO
  • Call us at 719-336-8011

Additional Election information:

Colorado Secretary of State


Register to Vote on-line, check voting status, check ballot


Colorado General Assembly


Colorado Secretary of State Campaign Finance


United States Election Assistance Commission


Federal Voting Assistance Program


Overseas Vote Foundation


Federal Election Commission


For questions concerning Elections, contact the Prowers County Clerk’s Office at

719-336-8011 or election@prowerscounty.net

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