Recorder's Notes

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By Pamela Bacon
Logan County Clerk and Recorder

October 19, 2022

ELECTION INFORMATION: 
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE!

Ballots for the November 8, 2022, General Election will be mailed October 17 – October 21, 2022.  The General Election will be conducted as an all-Mail Ballot Delivery Election.   

Is it possible to receive two ballots?  It is very possible and might happen to you in this election.  Frenchman Groundwater Management District has a question that goes to only landowners. In this case you would get your regular General Election ballot and if you owned land in the Frenchman Groundwater Management District you would also get a property owner ballot.   Property owner ballot envelopes are a different color and has a orange sticker that says Property Owner.  

The ballot you receive in the mail is your official ballot and the ballot you need to vote and return to our office for processing.  

Ballots are mailed to all Active Eligible Voters.  As soon as you receive your ballot you may vote the ballot with your choices and then return it to:
·    the Clerk & Recorder’s Office 315 Main Street Suite 3, Sterling, Co or     
·    24/7 Drive Up Drop Box (no postage needed) located in the Southeast corner of the Courthouse Parking Lot.     
·    or by mail (1 FIRST CLASS STAMP REQUIRED) prior to October 31 (Post Marks DO NOT COUNT)    

Remember to allow enough time for the ballot to reach our office!   Postmarks do not count!   Mail-in ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. November 8, 2022.  

       TIPS FOR MAIL BALLOTS:
1.    You will receive the ballot, secrecy sleeve and return envelope.        
2.    Select candidates and questions you wish to vote on.      
3.    Use a blue or black pen that will not bleed through the paper to vote your ballot.  Completely fill in the oval next to the selection you want to vote for.      
4.    If you do not want to vote the entire ballot, simply mark your selections and leave the rest blank.      
5.    Place your ballot in the secrecy sleeve that came with your ballot.      
6.    Place the ballot inside of the secrecy sleeve in your return envelope addressed to Logan County Clerk and Recorder, 315 Main Street, Suite 3, Sterling, CO 80751.      
7.    Before sealing the envelope, please sign the signature affidavit located on the back of the envelope.  This is required in order for your ballot to be processed.  We must compare every signature to make sure that the intended voter was the one who signed the envelope.      

All voted ballots and replacement ballots must be returned to the Logan County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 315 Main St. Suite 3, Sterling, CO 80751 by 7:00 p.m. November 8, 2022.   

Please vote your mail ballot!  
We highly recommend that you: 
·    Drop your ballot in the 24/7 drive up drop box located in the Courthouse parking lot (Ash Street entrance) east side of the parking area (no postage necessary).  (Look for the flags)    
·    Drop your ballot off at the Logan County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 315 Main Street, Sterling, CO 80751, located on the first floor, northwest corner of the Courthouse or,     
·    You may also mail your ballot using the envelope provided (1 FIRST CLASS STAMP REQUIRED) prior to October 31.      


QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT:
What if my ballot does not arrive?  If your General Election ballot does not arrive by October 28, 2022, please come to the Logan County Clerk & Recorder’s Office 315 Main St. Suite 3, Sterling, CO 80751 obtain a replacement ballot, or contact us 970-522-1544.  

I spoiled my ballot, now what do I do?  Please call the Logan County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 970-522-1544 or stop by our office.  You may obtain a replacement ballot during normal business hours; from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

What do I do with my mail-in ballot? You can vote your ballot any time after you receive the ballot.  You can either mail it back with one first class stamp prior to October 31 or bring it to the Logan County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 315 Main Street, Suite 3, Sterling, CO 80751 Or drop it in the 24/7 Drive up Drop Box.  You may do this any time up to November 8, 2022, all ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. election day in order to be counted.  
BallotTrax is a free service for Logan County Voters that allows you to track the status of your ballot online, as well as receive messages by text, phone or email when your ballot has been sent to you and received by our Elections Division.  Logan County voters may sign up at votelogancounty.ballottrax.net
The Election and Recording Department can be reached at 970-522-1544 for voter and election questions or recording information.  The Motor Vehicle Department can be reached at 970-522-1158 for license plates/renewals or titling a vehicle.  You can also reach our office by email at baconp@logancountyco.gov . Like us on Facebook at Logan County Elections/MotorVehicle/Recording