Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 37
Eads, CO 81036
By Delisa Weeks
15th United States Congress-
University of Colorado
Congressional District 4
Representative District 64
Attorney-15th Judicial District
1 Candidate County
Colorado Supreme Court
15th Judicial District State of
the week of October
Clerk & Recorder's
at 1305 Goff Street,
for mail delivery
the Clerk and
Recorder's office by Election Day. November 8,
order to be counted,
hand delivery or
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016
will be mailed to
register to vote
drive. (no later than
before the election)
to submit an
agency, a local
examination facility, or online
mail for the
application to receive the
can register to
ballot or drop
mail in ballots
1305 Goff Street Eads,
5 from 8
a.m. to 12
p.m. for ballot drop
8, 2016: ELECTION
Kiowa County Clerk
and Recorder's Office
7 a.m. to
Goff Street Eads,
The Kiowa County Clerk
and Recorder's Office
election questions or recording
reach our office
MVR Reports Available
State of Colorado REQUIRES along with your
license or ID you must bring an item with your PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Examples: Credit card statement, rent receipt, utility bill, phone bill ,
If you have any questions
please call the
Kiowa County Clerk Office 719.438.5421
County Clerk and Recorder
Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
ballots will be mailed to all active voters registered in Kiowa County.
You can reach us at 719-438-5421 for
voter and election questions or by email at
County Clerk and Recorder
Current physical and mailing address needs to be
correct for Voter Registration.
Colorado elections are mail ballot delivery
elections; so ballots will be mailed to all eligible electors:
November 8, 2016
Presidential General Election will be mailed to all active eligible
electors the week of October 17, 2016.
The ballot that is mailed to you is the Official
Ballot for you and your location. Please vote that ballot and either
mail it back (adequate postage attached), or drop it off at the Clerk’s
Ballots are not forwardable so it is very important
that your address both physical and mailing is correct.
Your physical address determines what ballot
issues you are eligible to vote on. Example: If the city is
having a question on the ballot and you live in that city then you are
eligible to vote on that question and if you don’t live in the city you
will not be eligible to vote on that question.
For Voter Registration; please contact our office
at 719-438-5421 or go to
www.govotecolorado.com to update your information.
General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
ballots will be mailed to all active voters registered in Kiowa
The Clerk’s Office can be reached at 438-5421 for
voter and election questions.
By Delisa Weeks
Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder
ELECTION HISTORY INFORMATION:
Voting rights in the United States have been
contentious over the country’s history. Eligibility to vote in the U.S.
is determined by both Federal and State law. Currently, only citizens
can vote in U.S. elections. Absent of federal law or constitutional
amendment, each State is given considerable discretion to establish
qualifications within their own jurisdiction. Federal role in elections
has increased through amendments and enacted legislation, such as the
Voting Rights Act. The following gives background on the struggle we
as Americans have endured to get this privilege:
1776 When this country announced its
independence from Britain, voting rights were based on property
ownership. This typically meant that those voting were white males
over the age of 21.
1787 In the newly drafted constitution,
states were given the power to set voting mandates and most were
still favorable to white males who owned property.
1830 Many states had dropped religion and
property ownership as requirements for voting with a large
percentage of the population voting at the polls.
1868 The 14th Amendment
recognizes African Americans as citizens, giving them the right to
vote. However, state officials continue attempts to deny this
1870 African Americans were given the right
to vote in the 15th Amendment. It prohibited any state
or local government from denying that right.
1890 Wyoming becomes the first state to
recognize women’s right to vote and provide for it in a state
1920 The 19th Amendment was added
to the constitution, giving women across the nation the right to
1940 Congress recognizes Native Americans as
Citizens. However it wasn’t until 1947 that all states granted them
the right to vote.
1964 The 24th Amendment declares
that no person should be denied the right to vote because they
cannot pay a “poll tax”.
1965 An Amendment to the Voting Rights Act
bans the use of literacy tests, poll taxes and other obstacles
designed to keep people from voting.
1971 The voting age is lowered to 18.
Voting is a privilege and should be taken very
seriously. There have been many steps taken to ensure that everyone who
is eligible to vote has the right to exercise their freedom to do so.
To provide fair and open elections is the very basis to making sure that
we honor the ideal of “one-person-one-vote”. It is about defending a
right that is at the very foundation of democracy. Listed above are
some very good examples of why we should exercise our voting privilege
and vote in every election that we are eligible to do so because every
election is important or else we would not have one.
Please exercise your right to vote in every
election. Let your opinion be heard and what you stand for be voiced by
The Primary Election will be held June 28, 2016 and
the General Election will be held November 8, 2016.
REMINDER: County Offices will be
closed February 15, 2016 in observance of President’s Day.
The Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder can be reached
at 719-438-5421 for voter and election questions, recording information
and motor vehicle questions.
County Clerk and Recorder
- Is your registration up to date?
- Is your address correct or did you add a PO
Box, had a name change, want to change your party affiliation?
- If you are not sure about your registration
information, contact our office at
email@example.com or 719-438-5421 for assistance.
- Make your corrections today to ensure you are
able to vote for all of the candidates and issues in your area.
- Check your voter registration information at
If you have moved you may be inactive.
Inactive voters will not have a ballot automatically mailed to
them for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election. Ballots are
not forwardable to your new residence. The Post Office will send the
ballot back to our office as undeliverable. The address would need to
be corrected by the voter and then at that time a new ballot will be
issued. A little planning upfront would help so that you receive your
ballot in a timely manner.
KIOWA COUNTY, COLORADO
2016 GENERAL MAIL BALLOT ELECTION
In accordance with the provisions of Section 1-7.5-107 (2.5) (a),
Colorado Election Code, notice is hereby given that a Mail Ballot
Election will be held in Kiowa County on Tuesday, the 8th day of
VOTING INFORMATION - GENERAL MAIL BALLOT ELECTION
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
1305 GOFF ST– P O BOX
37, EADS, CO 81036
PHONE (719) 438-5421 -
FAX (719) 438-5327
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY
THRU FRIDAY- 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.)
MAIL BALLOTS MUST BE
MAILED OR DELIVERED TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS
BALLOTS MUST BE
RECEIVED BY 7:00 P.M. ELECTION DAY OR ONE CAN USE THE RED DROP BOX
LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE
MAIL BALLOTS MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS
BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 7:00 P.M. ELECTION DAY OR ONE CAN USE
THE RED DROP BOX LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE
HOURS OF COUNTY
CLERK’S OFFICE ELECTION DAY FOR VOTING
7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN
UNTIL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS ARE TABULATED.
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS CAN
BE APPLIED FOR AND/OR RETURNED TO:
1305 GOFF ST– P O BOX 37,
EADS, CO 81036
Ballots will be mailed to your
regular mailing address. However, if you are going to be away and need
your ballot to be mailed to a different address, applications for a mail
in ballot shall be made in writing or by fax, using the application form
furnished by the designated election official or in the form of a
letter, which must include the applicant’s printed name, date of birth,
signature, residence address, and the address to which you want the
Last day to apply for a ballot to be mailed is November 8, 2016.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING
VOTING PROCEDURES OR YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE, REFER INITIALLY TO THE
INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS NOTICE. FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED BY
CALLING (719) 438-5421.
Secretary Williams: Be careful about calls requesting voter
DENVER, Sept. 9, 2016 -- State and county election officials have
received numerous complaints this week from Colorado voters who are
concerned about phone calls that appear to be an effort to obtain their
personal and sensitive information.
During the automated calls, voters are advised their registration is
incorrect and needs to be updated before they can receive a ballot for
the November election. But both Democrats and Republicans who have
received the calls told the Colorado Secretary of State's office or
their county clerk that their registrations are current. At least one
person reported being asked to provide a full date of birth after
selecting the option for “more information.”
The individuals also have reported that the calls are from an
organization identifying itself as “Go Vote CO” or “Go Vote Colorado.”
Some voters believe the Secretary of State is somehow involved because
that name is similar to the web address of the Secretary of State’s
online voter registration system (www.GoVoteColorado.com).
The Secretary of State’s office does not contact individual voters
regarding voter registration issues except to respond to inquiries
initiated by voters themselves. Secretary of State Wayne Williams
reminds Colorado residents not to disclose sensitive personal
information, such as month and day of birth, driver’s license or
state-issued ID numbers, or Social Security numbers to any person or
organization they do not know and trust, whether by telephone or
Anyone with information concerning the individuals or organization
responsible for conducting this telephone solicitation campaign
identifying itself as “Go Vote Colorado” or “Go Vote CO” is asked to
contact Elections Division legal analyst Chris Amero at 303-894-2200
ext. 6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org at
the Secretary of State’s office.
Colorado's New Design For Driver License and ID Cards
Colorado Open Record
PPursuant to C.R.S. 30-1-103 and
24-72-205 the Clerk’s office may charge for preparation and copies of
method: CORA requests are accepted by the Clerk’s office via
fax or hard copy. Emailed CORA requests often enter junk mail boxes
because they can come from unrecognized addresses. Or an employee may
not have access to email within the 72 hour deadline to respond. It is
in the requestor’s best interest to deliver it in a method or in more
than one method so that any deputy clerk could pick it up, notify
necessary personnel and begin the process.
Documents are provided in paper or pdf format only. Documents
provided under CORA are not provided in an editable format. If a
requester is not present within the county and inspection of the paper
documents in person is burdensome, the clerk may mail, fax, ftp or email
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