Elections

Washington County Clerk and Recorder and VOTER SERVICE and POLLING CENTER

Election Department HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Election Day 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

150 Ash Avenue
PO Box L
Akron, CO 80720
970.345.6565 (phone)
970.345-6607 (fax)
gwahl@co.washington.co.us
bward@co.washington.co.us

Election Dates:

  • Coordinated Election November 7, 2017

Voting and Registration

  • Make sure you are registered and/or your address is current. If you have a Colorado State driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register to vote, change your address, update your current registration or check the status of your registration online at www.govotecolorado.com.

Registering to Vote for the First Time in Colorado Requirements:

United States Citizen
A resident of the State of Colorado for at least 22 days
At least 16 years of age. (You must be 18 years of age by the date of the election in order to vote.)
Provide a valid Colorado Driver’s License, Colorado ID card (issued by the Dept. of Revenue) OR other acceptable forms of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver’s license, except a license issued under Part 5 of Article2 of Title 42 C.R.S.
  • A valid identification card issued by the Department of Revenue in accordance with the requirements of Part 3 of Article 2 of Title 42 C.R.S.
  • 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 United States government or of this state, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state;
  • A valid pilot’s license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the United States;
  • A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector;
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. For example:
    1. A cable bill or telephone bill,
    2. Documentation from a public institution of higher education in Colorado containing at least the name, date of birth, and legal residence address of the student elector.
    3. A paycheck from a government institution or private company, or
    4. 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 issued in the United States;
  • 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;
  • A valid veteran identification card issued by the United States 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;
  • Verification that a person is committed to the department of human services, but is eligible to register and vote.

Voter Registration Deadlines

You may register to vote at any time in Colorado, but if you wish to vote in an upcoming election, you must register by the following deadlines:

  • 22 Days before Election Day if you register to vote through a voter registration drive
  • 8 days before Election Day if you register to vote by mail or online at www.govotecolorado.com and wish to receive a ballot by mail.
  • By 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, visit our Voter Service and Polling Center to register to vote in-person and request a ballot.

Voter Service & Polling Centers provide the following services:
Ballot Drop Off
Request a new or replacement ballot
Change voter registration information (also available online at www.govotecolorado.com)
Register to vote (also available online at www.govotecolorado.com)
Vote in Person
Accessible voting equipment

Military and Overseas Voting Information

The Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) protects the voting rights of:
U.S. military personnel and their family members
U.S. citizens residing outside the United States

  • Register to vote online using a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID card at www.govotecolorado.com
  • Use the online assistant to fill out your Federal Post Card Application (FVAP.gov)
  • Download or print the Federal Post Card Application (FVAP.gov)

Coordinated Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

All active registered voters will receive a mail ballot for the Presidential Election. Check your vote registration to ensure that it is active and update your voter registration online. You may also update your registration and cast a ballot through Election Day at the Voter Service and Polling Center in Washington County. There are no assigned precinct polling places.

Watch Your Mailbox

Ballots are now mailed in every Colorado Election. Ballots are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service. 

Return your ballot by mail or deliver it to the Voter’s Service and Polling Center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 7, 2017.

Sign your ballot. Ballots not signed won’t be counted. Signatures on your ballots are verified by a team of election judges. It is an offense to sign any ballot other than your own.

Accessible Voting

Accessible voting machines are located at the Voter Service and Polling Center, 150 Ash Avenue, Akron, Colorado  

Election Resources