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NOTICE OF 2019 COORDINATED ELECTION
Per Colorado Revised Statute 1-5-205, Saguache County Clerk & Recorder, Trish Gilbert, announces that the 2019 Coordinated Election will be held on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 5, 2019. Ballots will be mailed to all active, registered voters beginning on OCTOBER 11, 2019. The ballot packet will include: 1 Ballot, 1 Secrecy Sleeve/Instructions, and 1 Return Envelope. Voters will mark their ballot, insert it into the Secrecy Sleeve/Instructions, insert this into the Return Envelope, SIGN the envelope where indicated and mail or return the voted ballot to the Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) at the Clerk’s office in the Saguache County Courthouse, 501 4th St., Saguache. The VSPC will be open from Monday, OCTOBER 21st through Tuesday, NOVEMBER 5th, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; on Saturday, NOVEMBER 2nd, from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.; and on Election Day NOVEMBER 5th, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Voted ballots may also be deposited into the Ballot Drop Boxes at the following locations: the south parking lot of the Courthouse, 501 4th St., Saguache; Sheriff’s Satellite Office located at 182 E Galena Ave., Crestone; Center Town Hall, 294 Worth St., Center. Beginning OCTOBER 18th, the drop boxes will be available 24 hours each day until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots received after 7:00 p.m. on Election Day will not be counted. Postmarks do not count.
Clerk & Recorder
2019 COORDINATED ELECTION LAT
(Logic & Accuracy Test)
OCTOBER 9, 2019
Notice is hereby given that a public
Logic and Accuracy Test of Saguache County’s voting equipment will take place on October 9, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Saguache County Courthouse, 501 4th St., Saguache. Information about the test may be obtained by calling County Clerk, Trish Gilbert at (719) 655-2512.
Here are 6 Links to the Secretary of States Webpage for Information pretaining to the Upcomming Elections:
Click here to see a map assistant for Saguache County. This will allow you to see all of the Precincts, Commissioner Districts, and Tax Districts here in Saguache!!!
Candidacy by Assembly
According to the Colorado Constitution, Article XXVIII, Section 2; a person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office and thereafter has received a contribution or made expenditure in support of the candidacy.
Major Party Candidates
Minor Party Candidates
Clerk and Recorder, Trish Gilbert, and her staff are available to help candidates and committees understand the campaign finance requirements and successfully navigate the online process. Please Contact the Clerk’s Office at 719-655-2512.
Candidacy by Petition
According to the Colorado Constitution Article XXVIII, Section 2, a person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office and thereafter has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy.
Certificate of Designation by Petition
Petitions and other candidate filing forms are available upon request from the Clerk & Recorder’s Office or online where links are indicated.
Major Political Party Candidate Petitions
Minor Party Candidate Petitions
Unaffiliated Candidate Petitions
Non-Partisin Election Petitions
Who May Circulate Petitions for Signatures
Who May Sign Candidate Petitions
In order to be eligible to vote, you must register in the county in which you reside. By registering, you declare your residency in the State of Colorado within the County and District of your actual physical residence. You must be a Colorado resident at least 22 days before the election to be eligible to vote.
Yes. You Can register early if you will be 18 on or before Election Day.
Yes, it is necessary to present identification when you vote early or vote at the polling place. During the 2003 legislative session, the General Assembly of Colorado passed House Bill 1356 and Senate Bill 102, which requires identification to be presented at your polling place in order to vote.
You may be required to vote on a provisional ballot.
This selection will be updated shortly for the upcoming 2020 election.
If you move from your voter registration address, you must change your new address with the County Clerk & Recorder. Here is where you can change your address online. Or you can come into the courthouse located at 501 4th Street in Saguache.
If you meet the qualification above, simply notify the Elections Department at the County Clerk & Recorder's Office. Remember, judges are paid by the County for their efforts.
No person is eligible for designation by assembly as a candidate for nomination at any Primary Election unless affiliated with the political party holding the assembly as shown on the registration books or the County Clerk & Recorder, no later than the first business day of the January immediately preceding the Primary Election , unless otherwise provided by party rules. CRS 1-4-601(4)(a).
County Candidates may be designated during the County Assembly. CRS 1-4-601(1).
During the Assembly, only duly accredited Assembly Delegates that are present may vote for candidates. A candidate needs at least 30% of these votes to be certified by the Assembly CRS 1-4-601(2).
Certificate of Designation shall be filed within 4 days after the adjournment of that Assembly. CRS 1-4-601.
Candidates are required to file a written acceptance within 4 days after the adjournment of that Assembly. The acceptance shall state the candidate’s name in the form in which it is to appear on the ballot. CRS 1-4-601(3).
Use this as a reference guide only. Always refer to the Colorado Constitution, Revised Statutes, and Secretary of State Rules for applicable provisions.
Political Party Petition
No person who attempted and failed to receive at least 10% of the votes for the nomination by a political party for a particular office shall be placed in nomination by petition on behalf of that political party for same office CRS 1-4-801(4)
A candidate must have been affiliated with the political party no later than the first business day of the January immediately preceding the election. CRS 1-4-801)(3)
Party petition shall not be circulated prior to the first Monday in February. Petitions shall be filed no later than 85 days before the Primary Election. CRS 1-4-801(5)
Only eligible electors within the county may sign the petition and each signer shall be affiliated with the political party for at least 29 days CRS 1-4-801(2)(a) and 904(2)
The number of signatures required in order to qualify by petition is equal to 20% of the votes cast in the county at the Primary Election for the political party’s candidate for the office for which the petition is being circulated CRS 1-4-801(2)(a)
Petition signatures shall be verified and if found sufficient in number shall be deemed valid unless a protest is made in writhing within 5 day of the sufficient statement. CRS 1-4-908 and 909(1)
Unaffiliated Candidate Petition
(Access to General Election only)
A Candidate must be registered as unaffiliated no later than the first business day of the January immediately preceding the General Election CRS 1-4-802(1)(g)(II)
The petition shall contain the name and address of the candidate for the office to be filled. The petion shall designate in no more than three words the political or other name selected CRS 1-4-802(1)(a)
The petition shall not be circulated nor any signatures obtained prior to 173 days before the General Election. Petitions shall be filed no later than 3p.m. on the 117th day preceding the General Election. CRS1-4-802(1)(d)(f)
The number of signatures required in order to qualify by petition is equal to 750 or 2% of the votes cast in the county for the office in the most recent General Election, whichever is less CRS 1-4-802(1)(c)(VII)
Write-In Any person who wishes to be a write-in candidate shall file an affidavit of intent with the County Clerk. The affidavit shall be filed by the close of business on the 67th day befor the Primary Election and 110th day before the General Election. CRS 1-4-1102
Terms of Office – 4 years CRS 1-4-206;
Residency Requirement – resident in the county at least one year prior to the election;
Education Requirements – possess a high school diploma or its equivalent or a college degree CRS 30- 1010-501.5(b);
Other – has had a complete set of fingerprints taken, submitted a receipt at the time of filing his or her written acceptance. CRS 30-10-501.5(c) Never convicted of, plead guilty to, or plead no contest to any felony charge. CRS 30-10-501.5(c)
3 County Commissioner seats (if the population is less than 70,000) CRS 1-4-205(2), 30-10-306.7;
Terms of Office – staggered 4-year term CRS 1-4-501(1);
Residency Requirement – resident in the county and district at least one year prior to the election CRS 1-4-205(1)(b).
County Clerk and Recorder
Term of Office – 4 years CRS 1-4-206;
Residency requirement – resident in the county at least one year prior to the election.