The 2018 Custer County General Election will be held on Tuesday November 6, 2018. All elections will be mail ballot elections. This means that everyone who is an active voter will automatically receive their ballot in the mail. Ballots cannot be forwarded, so if you plan on being out of town during the election, make sure that we have a mailing address so that we can send your ballot to you.
If you do not wish to vote using your mail ballot, you may surrender that ballot to the Clerk’s Office and vote on the voting machine.
- Must be a United States Citizen
- At least 16 years of age to register to vote - (18 years of age by Election Day in order to vote)
- You must be a resident of the State of Colorado at least 22 days prior to the election and consider this your sole legal place of residence.
You may register to vote several different ways. You can go online to www.govotecolorado.com and register to vote or update your voter information. Or you can download a voter registration form, fill it out and either bring it by our office; mail it to Custer County Clerk, PO Box 150, Westcliffe, CO; or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines for voter registration
Eligible voters may register to vote up to and on Election Day.
If you register electronically at www.govotecolorado.com or mail your registration, we must receive it no later than Monday October 29, 2018 in order for you to receive your ballot in the mail. After that date, you will need to come in to the Voter Service and Polling Center, at the Court House, in order to pick up your ballot or vote on the voting machine.
Date ballots will be mailed -
To military and overseas voters (UOCAVA) – September 21, 2018
To all other voters - Week of October 15, 2018
Last day to receive a ballot by mail – October 29, 2018
Lost or damaged ballots
If your ballot gets lost or damaged you may get a replacement ballot at the Clerk’s Office. For information, call 719-783-2441.
Return your ballot to:
Ballots can be mailed or brought in to the County Clerk's Office and deposited in the ballot box. You can deposit your ballot in the ballot box during regular business hours Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Additionally, there is a secure ballot drop off box, located by the back entrance to the Court House, for the ease of after-hours drop-off. The Voter Service and Polling Center, at the Custer County Court House, will open on Monday, October 22, 2018. It will be open during regular business hours, plus two Saturdays, October 27 and November 3, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The ballot drop–off location in Wetmore is located on 95 County Rd. 393, at the Wetmore Community Building. It will be open on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. It will also be open on election day, November 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Please make sure to sign the back of your return envelope.