Saguache County Clerk & Recorder, Carla Gomez, announces that the 2016 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Ballots will be mailed to all active, registered Democratic and Republican party voters beginning June 6, 2016. The ballot packet will include: 1 ballot, 1 secrecy sleeve with instructions, and 1 return envelope. Voters will mark their ballot, insert it into the secrecy sleeve, insert this into the return envelope, sign the envelope where indicated and return the voted ballot to the Clerk’s office at the Saguache County Courthouse, 501 4th Street, or by mail to PO Box 176, Saguache. The Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) located in the Courthouse, will be open beginning Monday, June 20, through Election Day, Tuesday, June 28th, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Election Day. The VSPC will also be open on Saturday, June 25th, from 6:30 am until 10:30 am. Voted ballots can be returned to the Clerk’ Office by mail or they may be hand delivered to the VSPC on the days indicated above. Ballots may also be deposited into the drive-up Ballot Drop Box located in the south parking lot of the Courthouse off of Pitkin Ave. This drop box will be open 24 hours a day beginning June 6th through 7:00 pm on Election Day. Please keep in mind that ballots received after 7:00 pm on Election Day will not be counted and that postmarks do not count. The exception to this is only overseas/military ballots.
Visitors to the Courthouse will also notice newly installed, red “100 Foot Limit” signs on all sides of the building. These are to inform the public of the lawful boundaries for electioneering. We ask that people involved in this activity honor these posted limits.
As in the past, we will be suspending our driver’s license service as we get closer to Election Day. This will begin on June 14. Service will resume on Tuesday, August 2nd.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause residents, however, election activities require the full attention of our staff. Please contact us at 719 655 2512, with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the voting process or any of the other functions we are required to provide.