Recorder's Notes

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By Pamela Bacon
Logan County Clerk and Recorder

Election Information:

Know the Facts for Colorado!

Rules for determining residence for voting purposes:

C.R.S. 1-2-102 (1) (a) The residence of a person is the principal or primary home or place of abode of a person.  A principal or primary home or place of abode is that hone or place in which a person’s habitation if fixed and to which that person, whenever absent has the present intention of returning after a departure or absence, regardless of the duration of the absence.  You must have a residential address to register to vote.  Once you establish a residence, it exists until you establish a new residence elsewhere and notify the election division of that change. 

A residence is a permanent building or part of a building and may include a house, condominium, apartment, room in a house, or mobile home. 

No vacant lot or business address shall be considered a residence. 

A mail service business can not be used for a residence address.  A mail service business can ONLY be used for a mailing address. 

(II) (c) The residence given for voting purposes shall be the same as the residence given for motor vehicle registration and for state income tax purposes. 

Note: For voter registration, you may not have more than one residence.

Your residential address determines what you are eligible to vote on for elections. 

  • If your residential address is the City limits of Sterling you would be eligible to vote on City of Sterling candidates and questions. 
  • If your residential address is outside of the City of Sterling you would not be eligible to vote on city of Sterling candidates or questions. 

Can a post office box be used or a mail service box be used as a mailing address for voter registration purposes?

  • Yes.  Post office boxes and mail service boxes are ONLY acceptable as a mailing address. Meaning, that if a homeless voter uses a physical location that does not have a mailing address (such as a park), he/she may provide a post office as a mailing address.
  • Post office boxes, are NEVER acceptable for residence purposes.
  • Mail Service Boxes, are NEVER acceptable as a residence purpose. 

Need to update your address information? 

  • Got to
  • Stop by the office 315 Main Street Suite 3, Sterling, CO 80751
  • Call us and we can mail you a form to fill out

The Election and Recording Department can be reached at 522-1544 for voter and election questions or recording information.  The Motor Vehicle Department can be reached at 522-1158 for license plates/renewals or titling a vehicle.  You can also reach our office by email at . Like us on Facebook at Logan County Elections/MotorVehicle/Recording