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.

To the Citizens of Ordway:

The Crowley County Clerk and Recorder is not the designated election official for the Town of Ordway Municipal Election on April 7, 2020. The Crowley County Clerk and Recorder has been getting a lot of questions about how our elections work as compared to municipal or town elections.  As Clerk and Recorder, I administer federal, state, coordinated, and special or certain recall elections. These elections operate under completely different state and federal law and regulations than municipal elections.  If you have questions about the legal requirements for municipal elections, please consult the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 31, Articles 10 and 11 at this webpage: Colorado Legal Resources. The County Clerk conducts elections under Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, and Secretary of State Election Rules.


For questions about the Town of Ordway Municipal Election, please contact the Town Clerk at 719-267-3134 and refer to their website at:! You may also contact the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.


With the public health crisis we are facing, these are extraordinary circumstances. To protect our citizens and county staff, we have provided access to our drop box for necessary and services for county functions. This is to provide critical continuity of operations. I ask that you do not come in person to the clerk’s office for municipal election questions.


The official drop box for the Town of Ordway Municipal Election is located at 232 Main Street in Ordway, CO.  I recommend depositing your ballot at the Town of Ordway official drop box to ensure efficient election processing and election night results, and help our staff out in this difficult time.  I cannot guarantee access to this drop box for the full period of the election, and it is irresponsible to inform voters otherwise. If we do receive any ballots, we will collect them under ballot custody protocols and transfer them to the municipal clerk.  


Please help us by following the voter instructions in your ballot and election notice for your municipal elections. Your election officials are your trusted source of information for voting. 


Attached is the notice from the Town of Ordway.





Melinda Carter Crowley County Clerk and Recorder





Publish January 21, 2020

2020 NOTICE- Mail Ballot Election Primary

2020 November Crowley County Election SAMPLE BALLOTS

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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.