Elections Department

Susan L. Bailey,
Morgan County Clerk

231 Ensign Street, P.O. Box 1399
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
email
Phone:  970-542-3521  Option 5
Fax:       970-542-3553

 

 

Election News

  • Public Notice - Election Equipment Login and Accuracy Testing - TBD

Please check back often.  As information changes, updates will be posted.

2019 Coordinated Election

The November 5, 2019 Coordinated election ballot will determine the outcome of local contests and questions.  These issues and races are not yet known.  Voters will only receive a ballot if they live in one of the participating districts.

Sample Ballots:

  • Check back

Steps to Vote:

Update Your Registration Ballots are now mailed in every Colorado election. Make sure that you are registered to vote and your address is current at www.govotecolorado.com. Ballots are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service.
 
Watch Your Mailbox Ballots will be mailed beginning October 14, 2019 to all active registered voters. If you do not receive a ballot, please update your voter registration at www.govotecolorado.com by Monday, October 28, 2019 and one will be mailed to you. After October 28, 2019 ballots are not mailed and you will need to go to a Voter Service and Polling Center to update your registration and request a ballot.
 
Return Your Mail Ballot Return your ballot by mail with paid postage, or deliver it to any one of our ballot drop-off locations. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 5, 2019 to be counted.
 
Receive Assistance at a Voter Service and Polling Center Visit our Voter Service and Polling Centers between October 14, 2019 and November 5, 2019 to register to vote, update your registration, replace or request a ballot, and vote on an accessible voting machine.
 
Where do I go? Voter Service and Polling Center
Morgan County Administration Building
231 Ensign Street 1st Floor
Fort Morgan, CO
During regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Additional hours will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

24 Hour Ballot Drop-Off Location
Alleyway West of the Administration Building
Located at 231 Ensign St.
Fort Morgan, CO

Voting Location, Dates and Times on Election Day

Mail Ballots may be dropped off at the following locations on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Morgan County Administration Building
231 Ensign Street - 1st Floor
Fort Morgan, CO

24 Hour Ballot Drop-Off Location
Alleyway West of the Administration Building
Located at 231 Ensign St
Fort Morgan, CO

Track Your Ballot - www.govotecolorado.com

Election Results

Election results will be available on the County website, www.sos.state.co.us or in the Election's Office after 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Voting Guide for Young Voters

If you're one of the many milleninials moving around the country at greater rates than ever before and have questions on how your residency could affect your ability to vote, please consult the following link to a voting guide for young voters.

This guide includes:

Ballot Postage

The cost to return the 2019 ballot is TBD.

2019 Election Process Dates

Voter Registration:

  • Residency in the state required 22 days before any Election to be eligible
  • Voters may sign up to receive election and registration notifications by email at www.govotecolorado.com
  • Voters will remain "Active" unless they move out of the state or move within the county without notifying the Clerk's office.

Important Dates:

  • October 28, 2019: 8 days before Election Day
    • Deadline for online voter registration www.govotecolorado.com (for online registration)
    • Last day to submit a voter registration and still receive a ballot in the mail
  • November 5, 2019: Election Day
    • Register and/or vote in any Voter Service Polling Center
    • To be eligible to vote you must be 18 years of age on Election Day
  • Logic and Accuracy Testing
    • TBD
    • Testing will take place at the Morgan County Clerk and Recorder's Office located at 231 Ensign St, Fort Morgan, CO.

Identification Requirements for Voting

All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification. If you are voting by mail for the first time, you may also need to provide a photocopy of your identification when you return your ballot.

The following documents are acceptable forms of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license or valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue.  (Note:  documents issued to not lawfully present and temporarily lawfully present individuals under Part 5 of Article 2 of Title 42, C.R.S. are not acceptable forms of identification.)
  • A valid U.S. passport.
  • A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of Colorado.
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
  • A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector.
  • A copy of a current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
  • A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood.
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector.
  • Certified documentation of naturalization.
  • A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado, as defined in section 23-3.1-102(5), C.R.S.
  • A valid veteran identification card issued by the U.S. department of veterans affairs veterans health administration with a photograph of the eligible elector.
  • A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.

       Any form of identifciation listed above that shows your address must show a Colorado address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification.

The following documents are also considered acceptable forms of identification for voting:

  • Verification that a voter is a resident of a group residential facility, as defined in section 1-1-104(18.5), C.R.S.
  • Verification that a voter is a person committed to the department of human services and confined and eligible to register and vote shall be considered sufficient identification of such person for the purposes of section 1-2-210.5, C.R.S.
  • Written correspondence from the county sheriff or his or her designee to the county clerk indicating that a voter is confined in a county jail or dentention facility.

The following are NOT acceptable forms of identification:

  • A driver's license or identification card issued to not lawfully present and temporarily lawfully present individuals under Part 5 of Article 2 of Title 42, C.R.S.
  • Any document produced by Colorado's statewide voter registration system.

Section 1-1-104 (19.5), C.R.S., Secretary State Rule 2.3

Military and Overseas Voters

Citizens living outside the U.S., including members of the military and spouses and dependents are eligible to register to vote in Morgan County, if Morgan County was your last domestic address.  The Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) has now launched the Voter Registration Assistant, a new fillable Federal Postcard Application tool on its website to automate the process of registering and requesting a ballot.  You must meet the usual voter registration deadlines.

Helpful Links:

Colorado Secretary of State http://www.sos.state.co.us/

Register To Vote On Line, Check Voting Status, Check Ballot Status http://www.govotecolorado.com/

Colorado General Assembly http://www.leg.state.co.us/

Colorado Secretary of State Campaign Finance http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/CampaignFinance/home.html

United States Election Assistance Commission http://www.eac.gov/

Federal Voting Assistance Program http://www.fvap.gov/

Overseas Vote Foundation http://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/

Federal Election Commission http://www.fec.gov/

For questions concerning upcoming Morgan County elections, contact the Morgan County Clerk's Office at 970-542-3521, Option 5.