Recorder's Notes

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By Pamela Bacon, Logan County Clerk and Recorder, September 6, 2023

Election Information:  Know the Facts for Colorado!


  • Colorado uses Paper ballots
  • Voters can track ballots at or
  • Ballots and other election materials are kept for 25 months after an election

Ballot Drop Boxes

  • 24/7 video surveillance
  • Ballots transported by bipartisan teams (opposite parties) of election workers
  • Accountability logs and seals by two bipartisan teams for every step of the process

 Verifying voter ID

  • Valid ID required for in-person voting
  • Valid ID required for first-time voters who didn’t show ID when registering
  • Mail Ballots require signature
  • All signatures verified by trained bipartisan teams (opposite parties) of election workers
  • Voters with rejected signatures have 8 days after the election to cure so the ballot can be counted

Voting equipment

  • Vote-counting equipment is never connected to the internet
  • Multi-factor authentication to access voter registration database
  • All equipment stored securely and tested by bipartisan teams (opposite parties) of election workers

Secure access

  • Badge access required to enter ballot processing areas
  • All areas under 24/7 video surveillance

Election workers

  • CBI background checks
  • Security training
  • Work in bipartisan teams
  • Visible IDs required

Testing and certification

  • Pre-election testing:  machines are tested by bipartisan election workers (opposite parties)
  • Post-election audit conducted by bipartisan election worker (opposite parties) audit board
  • Bipartisan election worker (opposite parties) canvass board reviews data and certifies election

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