Fremont County Clerk & Recorder

General Information
615 Macon Ave.
Room 102
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 276-7330
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
Except Holidays

Katie Barr
Clerk & Recorder
katie.barr@fremontco.com
(719) 276-7330

Dotty Gardunio
Chief Deputy
dotty.gardunio@fremontco.com
(719) 276-7344

Election Department
Jami Goff, Election Director
Room 102
jami.goff@fremontco.com
(719) 276-7340
Fax (719) 276-7338

Recording Department
Janis DeCino, Director
Room 102
janis.decino@fremontco.com
(719) 276-7336

Motor Vehicle Department
Dotty Gardunio, Director
Room 103
dotty.gardunio@fremontco.com
(719) 276-7440
Fax: (719) 276-7339

Change of VSPC location

The Cañon City Voter Service and Polling Center has been moved from the County Administration Building at 615 Macon Ave across the street to the Garden Park Building, 201 N 6th St, starting on Monday, November 7th through Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. This is where voters need to go if they wish to vote in person, replace a ballot, register to vote or update any information in Cañon. Hours will remain Monday 9:00am-5:00pm and Tuesday 7:00am-7:00pm. Our Howard and Florence VSPCs will still be available on Election Day only from 7:00am-7:00pm.

The Election Department is responsible for coordinating, preparing and processing all general, primary and coordinated elections in Fremont County. It is the intent of this department to ensure the integrity of all elections and provide the opportunity for all eligible electors to participate in the democratic process.

2016 Election Calendar

2016 Election Calendar

NOTICE: The information contained in this calendar is provided as a courtesy of the Office of the Fremont County Clerk & Recorder.  While every attempt has been made to provide accurate and authoritative information as of the date of the last revision, it is provided with the understanding that the Office of the Fremont County Clerk & Recorder is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service.  Each entity participating in any election is required to meet specific statutory obligations and they should consult their designated legal advisor or counsel should they have questions regarding the information or obligations that may or may not be contained in this calendar.

Election Press Release

There are approximately 28,000 registered voters in Fremont County. Of the 28,000 registered approximately 25,000 are “Active” voters. Your status can change from active to inactive for various reasons. For example: If you’ve moved and have not submitted a change of address resulting in a returned ballot. Make sure you stop by our office or go online to GOVOTECOLORADO.COM to update your information to ensure a smooth Election Day process.

State of Colorado Blue Book Information

Sample Ballots

Where you live will determine the style of ballot you will receive. For more information please contact the election office.

Sample Ballots Download

2016 General Election Candidates

This is a list of 2016 General Election candidates for federal, state and county offices serving all or portions of Fremont County only. This list contains candidates who won the June 28 Primary Election or successfully petitioned on and was certified to the ballot by the County Clerk or Secretary of State’s Office. This list does not contain any presidential, local municipality, or special district candidates.

This page is provided as a service to the voters of Fremont County and is not an endorsement of any candidate. The Fremont County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is not responsible for any content on any candidate website, nor are we responsible for candidates who did not provide a website address to the Secretary of State or to our office.

CANDIDATE NAME

OFFICE

DISTRICT

PARTY

WRITE IN

INCUMBENT

WEBSITE

Michael Bennet

US Senate

State

Democratic  Party

N

Y

http://bennetforcolorado.com/

Darryl Glenn

US Senate

State

Republican Party

N

N

http://electdarrylglenn.com/

Lily Tang Williams

US Senate

State

Libertarian
Party

N

N

http://lily4liberty.com

Arn Menconi

US Senate

State

Green
Party

N

N

http://arnmenconi.com

Bill Hammons

US Senate

State

Unity
Party

N

N

http://billisrunning.com

Dan Chapin

US Senate

State

Unaffiliated

N

N

http://danchapin.com

 

Paul Noel Fiorino

US Senate

State

Unaffiliated

N

N

 

Misty Plowright

US House

5

Democratic Party

N

N

http://www.mistyforcongress.com/

Doug Lamborn

US House

5

Republican Party

N

Y

https://www.lambornforcongress.org/

Mike McRedmond

US House

5

Libertarian
Party

N

N

 

Jeffery L Walker Sr.

State Board of Ed

5

Democratic Party

N

N

 

Steven Durham

State Board of Ed

5

Republican Party

N

Y

https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/steve_durham

Alice Madden

CU Regent

State

Democratic Party

N

N

http://madden4cu.com/

Heidi Ganahl

CU Regent

State

Republican Party

N

N

http://heidiganahl.com/

Jason Munoz

State House

47

Democratic Party

N

N

https://www.facebook.com/jasonmunoz47/

Clarice Navarro

State House

47

Republican Party

N

Y

http://www.clarice47.com/

David Higginbotham

State House

60

Democratic Party

N

N

https://demdistrict60.org/

James D “Jim” Wilson

State House

60

Republican Party

N

Y

http://www.wilsonforhd60.com/

Glenn Ingalls

State House

60

Libertarian
Party

N

N

 

Molly Chilson

District Attorney

11

Republican Party

N

N

 

Tim Payne

Fremont County Commissioner

1

Republican Party

N

Y

https://www.facebook.com/reelecttimpayne/

Dwayne McFall

Fremont County Commissioner

3

Republican Party

N

N

https://www.facebook.com/Dwayne-McFall-for-County-Commissioner-702072286595218/

 

Dates to Remember

July 14th – Last day to file an unaffiliated candidate nomination petition.
July 21st – Last day for a write-in candidate to file an Affidavit of Intent for the General Election
July 29th – Last day for a political subdivision to notify the county clerk in writing that it has taken formal action to participate in the General Election
August 4th – Last day for the designated election official to provide a notice of sufficiency/insufficiency regarding unaffiliated candidate nomination petitions.
August 15th – Last day to amend an unaffiliated candidate nomination petition.
August 25th – Last day for the designated election official to notify an unaffiliated candidate of whether the amended nominating petition is sufficient/insufficient.
August 30th – Last day for IGA’s to be signed by the county clerks and political subdivisions.
September 9th – Last day for the DEO of each political subdivision to certify the ballot order and content.
September 24th – Last day to transmit ballots to overseas and military electors.
September 27th – Last day for the DEOs to deliver the full text of any required ballot issue notices to the county clerk.
October 7th – Last day to mail notice of a ballot issue. (TABOR NOTICE)
October 17th – First day to mail ballot to voters, except UOCAVA voters.
October 24th – VSPC’s open
October 31st – Last day to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail.

November 8thELECTION DAY!


Election Links

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Check or Update your Colorado State Voter Registration Information

 

  • Voter Information
  • Watchers/Observers
  • Election Results
  • Voting Locations
  • Maps
  • State Representatives
Requirements for Voter Registration
  • United States Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age before Election Day
How do I become eligible to vote?
In order to be eligible to vote, you must register in the county in which you reside. By registering, you declare your residency in the State of Colorado within the county and district of your actual physical residence.
How do I know what the status of my ballot for this election is?
Go to GoVoteColorado.com to check the status of your ballot.

Ways to register to vote in Fremont County

Go to GoVoteColorado.com or print the registration form, fill it out and send, email or fax it to:

Fremont County Clerk and Recorder
Election Dept.
615 Macon Ave., Room 102
Cañon City, CO 81212
(fax) 719-276-7338
jami.goff@fremontco.com

UOCAVA voters can access ballets through https://govotecolorado.everyonecounts.com

 

Voter Registration Application Form

Fremont County Procedures Concerning Watchers/Observers

Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-7-106, to the extent possible the chairperson, authorized official, issue committee, or candidate shall submit the names of persons selected as watchers to the County Clerk by the close of business on the Friday immediately preceding the election. 
As outlined in Fremont County’s Watcher Accommodation Plan on file with the SOS the Watcher must present their form #700 Certificate of Appointment and Oath of Watcher that has been signed by the appointing party to the County Clerk. The County Clerk will verify the watchers eligibility to serve and will then administer the oath and sign the form. The watcher will be instructed to take the form to the location designated by the appointing party and surrender it to the Supervisor Judge of that location. The Watcher will be required to present his or her Watcher Training Course Completion Certificate for the Supervisor Judge to verify they have completed the required training. The watcher will then be allowed to commence with his or her duties as a watcher. If the watcher has not taken the required training they will not be allowed to observe activities where confidential or personally identifiable information may be within view. (Rule 8.1.2, 8.1.5)
In accordance with Rule 8.6.1 (a) (b) (c) and (d), a watcher may be removed from a location by the County Clerk or his or her designee if they:

  • Commit or encourage fraud in connection with their duties;
  • Violate any of the election laws or rules;
  • Violate their oath; or
  • Was abusive or threatening toward election officials or voters.

If a Watcher is removed the County Clerk will notify the party that appointed the watcher so that they have the opportunity to replace the removed Watcher. (Rule 8.6.2, 8.6.3)

 

Media Observers with current media credentials who agree to adhere to the “Guidelines for Members of the Media Who Observe Election Counts and Recounts” will be permitted to witness all parts of the election that include voting, and the processing and counting of provisional and mail ballots. Please coordinate with the County Clerk prior to observing so that the election officials can make any space accommodations needed. (Rule 8.18)

 

Link to official Watcher training:
http://cosos.learnercommunity.com/catalog?6=page/2/page-size/10

Certificate of Appointment & Oath of Watcher

FREMONT COUNTY VSPC LOCATIONS
FOR THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

FREMONT COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
615 Macon Ave. RM # 102
Canon City, CO 81212
MAIL BALLOTS AVAILABLE/DROP OFF BOX FOR BALLOTS
Mon. - Thurs. Oct. 17th – Nov. 7th, 2016 
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day Tue. Nov. 8th, 2016 
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Handicapped Accessible

FLORENCE CITY HALL
600 W 3rd St, Florence, CO 81226
BALLOT DROP BOX ONLY
Mon. – Fri. Oct. 19th – Nov. 7th, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Election Day Tue. Nov. 8th, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Handicapped Accessible

In Person Voting, Mail Ballot Replacement, and Ballot Drop Boxes will be offered at the following VSPC locations during days and times specified:

Election Day Nov. 8th 2016   7:00am to 7:00pm
All VSPC Locations
Fremont County Admin Bldg.
615 Macon Ave Room 207
Canon City, CO 81212
Florence City Hall
600 W 3rd St
Florence, CO 81226
Howard Volunteer Fire Dept.
8274 US Hwy 50
Howard, CO 81233

Fremont County Admin. Building
615 Macon Ave., Room 207
Canon City, CO 81212
Mon – Fri, Oct 24th – Nov. 4th, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat Oct 29th and Nov 5th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mon. Nov 7th, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Fremont County Precinct and VSPC Map

COLORADO OFFICIALS
www.colorado.gov

Governor John Hickenlooper (D) (303) 866-2471
Governor (Toll Free) (800) 238-7215
Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne (D) (303) 866-2087
Secy. Of State Wayne W. Williams (R) (303) 894-2200
Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R) (303) 866-2441
Atty. General Cynthia Coffman (R) (720) 508-6000

STATE CAPITAL DIRECTORY
www.leg.state.co.us

Governor’s Office (303) 866-2471
Information on Bills (303) 866-3055
Legislative Council (303) 866-3521
Democratic Senators (303) 866-4865
Republican Senators (303) 866-4866
Senate Toll-Free (888) 473-8136
House Members (303) 866-2904
House Members Toll-Free (800) 822-7647

UNITED STATES SENATE
www.sentate.gov

Library of Congress
http://thomas.loc.gov/

    • Cory Gardner (R)
      354 Russell Senate Office Building
      Washington, D.C. 20510
      (202) 224-5941
      gardner.senate.gov

    • Michael F. Bennet (D)
      702 Hart Senate Office Building
      Washington, D.C. 20510
      (202) 224-5852
      (866) 455-9866 toll free

      2300 15th Street, Suite 450
      Denver, CO 80202
      (303) 455-7600
                   

STATE SENATOR, SENATE DISTRICT 2

FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

    • Doug Lamborn (R)
      437 Cannon House Office Building
      Washington, D.C. 20515
      (202) 225-4422
      (202) 226-2638 Fax

      Colorado Springs Office:
      (719) 520-0055
      (719) 520-0840 Fax

      Buena Vista Office:
      (719) 520-0055
      (719) 520-0840 Fax

HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE

    • James Wilson (R), District 60
      Precincts: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29 & 30
      House of Representatives
      State Capitol Building
      200 E. Colfax, Room 223
      Denver, CO 80203
      (303) 866-2747
      james.wilson.house@state.co.us

    • Clarice Navarro (R), District 47
      Precincts:1, 2, 3, 25, 26, & 28
      House of Representatives
      State Capitol Building
      200 E. Colfax, Room 271
      Denver, CO 80203
      (303) 866-2905
      clarice.navarro.house@state.co.us

 

 

Printable Forms

Voter Registration Application Form