Clerk and Recorder + Elections

The Clerk and Recorder is the recorder of deeds, the clerk to the Board of County Commissioners and the agent of the state Department of Revenue. The Clerk is responsible for administering state laws relating to motor vehicles, certification of automobile titles, and motor vehicle registration. The Clerk is also responsible for administering all primary, general, and coordinated elections held in the county, and for registration of voters, publication of notice of elections, appointment of election judges, and the printing and distribution of ballots. The Clerk and Recorder also issues marriage licenses, maintains records and books for the Board of Commissioners, collects a multitude of license fees and charges required by the state and maintains property records.

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Logic and Accuracy Testing


June 30, 2020

Primary Election

The Crowley County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing of our  voting equipment on Wednesday June 3, 2020. Testing will be conducted according to C.R.S. 1-7-509 and as set forth in the Colorado Secretary of State’s Rule 11.

The public is invited to attend the  testing that will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Crowley County Courthouse, 631 Main, Room 104, Ordway, CO

2020 LAT’s Notice for Primary




Mail Ballot Election

Crowley County will have a Mail Ballot Election on June 30, 2020 for registered Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Unaffiliated voters.  To vote you must be a resident of Colorado by June 10, 2020.

If you are registered and have made any changes to your residence or mailing address, please contact our office.  Residents who are eligible should expect to receive their ballot by mail the week of June 15, 2020.  If you believe you should receive a ballot and have not received it by June 19th, you must call this office at 267-5225 to verify your registration and mailing address.

Due to a change in Colorado law Unaffiliated voters who do not formally affiliate with a political party or declare a ballot preference by June 1st will receive mail ballot packets containing both a Democratic Party and a Republican Party ballot.  Unaffiliated voters who receive both party ballots in their mail ballot packets may mark and return only one ballot. If they mark and return both party ballots, neither will count.

If you are Unaffiliated and you would like to receive the Libertarian ballot, the only way for you to receive it is to choose Libertarian as your voting preference by June 1st. Otherwise you will just get the Democratic and Republican packet, unless you have made that preference change in our office.  If you choose Libertarian as your Unaffiliated preference, you will not receive the Democratic Party and Republican Party Packet. For questions about Unaffiliated voting contact the County Clerk’s office.

If you spoil, deface or lose your ballot you may obtain a replacement ballot, one at a time, not to exceed three ballots in all. To vote or replace a ballot contact the Crowley County Clerk Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; on Saturday June 27th, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Your ballot may be returned by mail by affixing fifty cents postage but must be received by Election Day to be counted. If you choose to mail your ballot, please mail in time to be received by June 30, 2020. Post marks DO NOT COUNT as received.  Hand deliver ballots to the Crowley County Clerk and Recorder’s office, 631 Main, Suite 102, Ordway, CO. by 7:00 p.m. on election day June 30, 2020.  A 24 hour ballot drop box is available at the front of the building.

                                       Melinda Carter

                                       Crowley County Clerk & Recorder

Publish June 2, 2020

2020 NOTICE- Mail Ballot Election Primary

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Sample Ballot for Republican Party Sample Ballot for Libertarian Party Sample Ballot for Democratic Party

November 5th, 2019 Coordinated Election Results



Contact Information:

Melinda Carter.jpgCrowley County Clerk and Recorder
Melinda Carter
631 Main St. Ste. 102
Ordway, CO 81063
Phone: 719.267.5225
Fax: 719.267.4608

For elections information, please contact via e-mail or call 719.267.5225

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.