Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 37
Eads, CO 81036
ACCURACY TESTING (LAT) AS REQUIRED BY C.R.S. 1-7-509 (2) (b) ON THE
VOTING EQUIPMENT WILL BE HELD AT THE KIOWA COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE
2016 AT 3:00 P.M.
BALLOTS WILL BE VOTED TO SEE THAT THE VOTING EQUIPMENT IS RECORDED
ENCOURAGE CANDIDATES AND PARTY CHAIRS TO ATTEND THE LAT.
INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING OR OBSERVING IS WELCOME TO COME.
WEEKS, COUNTY CLERK
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016 GENERAL ELECTION:
- October 17 – 21, 2016: Ballots will be
mailed to all Active eligible electors.
- October 17, 2016 Monday: Last day to
submit an application to register to vote through a voter
registration drive. (no later than 22 days before the election)
- October 31, 2016, Monday: Last day to
submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter
registration agency, a local driver’s license examination facility,
or online to receive a ballot in the mail for the General Election.
(through the 8th day prior to the election)
- November 1, 2016, Tuesday: Last day to
file an absentee ballot application to receive the absentee ballot
by mail if you are absent from your home address.
- October 31, 2016, Monday – November 8, 2016,
Tuesday: Voters can register to vote, obtain a replacement ballot
or drop off their mail in ballots in person at the Kiowa County
Clerk & Recorder’s Office 1305 Goff Street.
Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will
be open on Saturday, November 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ballot drop
- November 8, 2016: ELECTION DAY
KIOWA County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is open 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. 1305 Goff Street Eads, CO 81036
The Clerk’s Office can be reached at
719-438-5421 for voter and election questions.
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 email@example.com 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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