Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 37
Eads, CO 81036
EADS DRIVER LICENSE SCHEDULE
State of Colorado REQUIRES along with your
license or ID you must bring an item with your PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Examples: post marked envelope, rent receipt, utility bill, phone bill ,
If you have any questions
please call the
Kiowa County Clerk Office 719.438.5421
All elections will be Mail Ballot Elections
Beginning July 1, 2013, all General, Primary, Congressional
Vacancy, Coordinated, Odd-Year and Recall elections conducted by or
coordinated with the County Clerk must be Mail Ballot elections
Establishment of Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC)
Coordinated (odd-year November) and Primary (even-year June)
Elections require that counties with fewer than 25,000 active
electors maintain one (1) VSPC
General Elections (even-year November) require that a minimum
number of voter service and polling centers be designated as
For counties with fewer than 10,000 active electors: during the
period designated for early voting and on election day, at least one
The Kiowa County VSPC will be in the County Clerk’s office at
the Kiowa County Courthouse – 1305 Goff Street Eads, Colorado.
Mail Ballot Drop-off Locations
Only counties with at least 25,000 active electors are
required to provide stand-alone drop-off locations on the date of a
General Election and on the Saturday and Monday immediately
preceding the date of a General Election
Kiowa County will have one drop-off location for mail ballots:
the County Clerk’s office in the Kiowa County Courthouse, 1305 Goff
Street Eads, Colorado
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until
Registration Requirements - Deadlines
An elector is permitted to vote in any Primary, Presidential,
General, Coordinated, Special Legislative, Municipal, Congressional
Vacancy, Special District or other election if he or she timely
registers to vote before or on the date of such election
An elector may timely register to vote by:
Submitting an application through the mail, a voter registration
agency, a local driver’s license office, or a voter registration
drive NO LATER THAN twenty-two (22) days before the election, unless
the twenty-second day is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in
which case the elector may register the next business day;
Registering through a high school registrar;
Using the on-line voter registration system through the eighth
(8) day prior to an election;
Appearing in-person at the county clerk’s office during normal
Appearing in-person at the Voter Service and Polling Center
during normal hours of operation
Elector must have resided in the state of Colorado twenty-two
(22) days immediately prior to the election at which the person
intends to vote
Coordinated Election: An election where more
than one political subdivision with overlapping boundaries or the
same electors holds an election on the same day, and the county
clerk and recorder is the coordinated election official for the
Primary Election: The election held on the
last Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year in which the names
of the candidates are printed on the ballot along with their
affiliation. Electors must be registered with the political party
by the first working day in January of the same year in order to
vote for that party’s candidates. Candidates who win their Primary
elections will have their names placed on the General Election
ballot to run against candidates of opposing parties
General Election: The election held on the
Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November in each
even-numbered year. Example: Presidential or Gubernatorial
Mail Ballot Election: An election in which
eligible electors receive ballots by mail and vote by returning
their ballot via the U.S. Postal Service or depositing it at a Mail
Ballot Drop-off Location or the county clerk’s office
Am I eligible to vote?
In order to determine your eligibility in
upcoming elections, you can either visit
www.govotecolorado.com, or contact the
County Clerk’s office at (719) 438-5421, PO Box 37 Eads, Colorado or
firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have lived in the state of
Colorado at least twenty-two (22) days prior to the election in order to
vote on state and local issues.
MyColoradoVote.com also has excellent information regarding any
election questions you may have.
How do I register? What’s the deadline?
You have several options when it comes to
registering to vote:
You may submit an application through the mail, a voter
registration agency, a local driver’s license office, or a voter
registration drive NO LATER THAN twenty-two (22) days before the
election, unless the twenty-second day is a Saturday, Sunday, or
legal holiday, in which case you have until the next business day
following the Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday;
You may register through a high school registrar;
You may pick up an application at the County Clerk office, but
it will need to be mailed to the Kiowa County Clerk, PO Box 37,
Eads, CO 81036;
You may use the on-line voter registration system at
www.govotecolorado.com through the
eighth (8) day prior to an election;
You may appear in-person at the County Clerk’s office during
normal registration hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday except for legal holidays); or
You may appear in-person at the Voter Service and Polling
Center during normal hours of operation.
What’s on the ballot?
Sample ballots are generally available on
the website several weeks prior to the election.
Where do I go to vote?
Since new law (HB13-1303) requires that
all elections beginning July 1, 2013, are conducted as mail ballot
elections, ballots will be mailed to all active voters at the most
current address on file in the voter registration system. It is the
voter’s responsibility to update their address if it changes.
Can I vote on voting equipment even if I got a ballot in
Disabled Access Units are available in
the county clerk’s office at the same time that mail ballots are sent
out. However, if you intend to use this option, you MUST
surrender your mail ballot at the time that you come in to vote on the
How do I know if my record is active?
You must contact the County Clerk’s
office to find out if you will automatically receive a ballot in the
mail. Inactive voters are still eligible to vote, but they must request
a ballot from the clerk’s office.
What do I do if I don’t receive a ballot in the mail?
Contact the County Clerk’s office and ask
if your record is active and what address we have on file for you.
Always make sure your address is updated prior to an election.
Changing your address on your driver’s license or vehicle registration
does not automatically change your
Do I need to provide ID to vote?
Only voters who have “ID” marked on their
outer ballot envelope need provide ID with their mail-in ballot. Please
do not place the copy of ID inside the
secrecy sleeve with your ballot if you are required to provide ID.
What are the deadlines for military and overseas (UOCAVA)
voters to return their ballots?
Ballots from military and overseas voters
must be received in the County Clerk’s office no later than eight days
after the election, in order to be counted. Only
UOCAVA voters or voters who have received letters due to signature
discrepancies are allowed additional time after Election Day.
What if I forget to sign my ballot envelope or my
signature does not match what is on file?
Voters who neglect to sign their envelope
or whose signatures do not match the records in the voter registration
system will be contacted either to come in and sign the envelope, or
affirm that they did in fact return their ballot. Often, signatures
change over time, and voters should try to remember to sign as closely
as possible to the way they signed their registration form.
What if I accidentally use my spouse’s return envelope
or vote my spouse’s ballot instead of my own?
This happens frequently. Please contact
the Clerk’s office at (719) 438-5421 so that we can help you with this
How can I get results on election night?
You can obtain election results at
www.kiowacounty-colorado.com or call (719) 438-5421.
County Clerk and Recorder
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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