By Pamela Bacon
Logan County Clerk and Recorder
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 www.govotecolorado.gov
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Like us on Facebook at Logan County Elections/MotorVehicle/Recording