City of Durango Spring 2017 Municipal Election

ELECTION DAY IS APRIL 4, 2017
MAIL BALLOTS WILL BE SENT BEGINNING ON MARCH 17, 2017

FIND YOUR NEAREST BALLOT DROP OFF LOCATION USING THE MAP BELOW

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote in Colorado in one of the following ways:

1. Online (requires a valid Colorado driver's license or ID): You can register to vote online using the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.

2. Mail, Fax, or Email: Fill out and sign the Colorado Voter Registration Form. Print, sign, and return the form to your county clerk and recorder’s office.

How do I vote?

Ballots for the Durango 2017 municipal election will be mailed to every registered voter beginning March 17, 2017. Make sure that your address is current on your registration (see below on how to check and/or update your address). To return your voted mail ballot, either drop it in the mail (postage is required) or deposit it at a ballot drop-off location. You can view ballot drop-off locations using the map at the top of this page. Alternately, you can vote in person on a voting machine beginning on March 20, 2017. See below for more information on voting in person.

How do I know if I am registered to vote?

You can use the Secretary of State's website to check your registration. If you are registered and you need to update your address, you can do this at the same time.

What if I am not a registered voter?

You can register to vote at any time up to and including Election Day. However, you must register on or before March 27, 2017 to have a ballot mailed to you. After March 27, you can pick up a ballot (or vote in person) at the Durango City Clerk’s Office, 949 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301.

When are mail ballots being sent?

Ballots will be put in the mail between March 17 and March 18, 2017.

How can I update my voter registration?

You have two options for updating your voter registration record:

1. Online (requires a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID): You can easily update your voter registration record online using the Secretary of State's website.

2. Via Mail, Fax, or Email: Fill out and sign the Colorado Voter Registration Form. Make sure to complete Section 8, “Updating a Current Record”. Print, sign, and return the form to your county clerk and recorder’s office.

What if I don’t receive my ballot in the mail?

After March 21, you can get a replacement ballot at the Durango City Clerk’s office: 949 E 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301. Their office hours are 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

When does my ballot have to be returned?

All ballots must be received by the City Clerk by 7:00 PM on Election Day, April 4th 2017. Postmarks DO NOT count.

How do I return my ballot?

You can return your ballot several different ways:

• Put it in the mail. Remember to include postage, and be sure to allow time for delivery. All ballots must be received by 7 PM on April 4th. Postmarks do not count!

• Deposit it at any ballot drop-off location. You can view ballot drop-off locations using the map at the top of this page.

Do I have the option to vote in person?

Yes. You can vote in person at the Durango City Clerk’s Office, 949 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301, beginning March 20. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Voting will be available on Election Day (April 4th) from 7 AM to 7 PM.

What is the difference between the La Plata County Clerk and the Durango City Clerk in this election? Who is doing what?

The La Plata County Clerk and Recorder is responsible for voter registration. You should go to the COUNTY Clerk’s office to register to vote or to update your registration if you are doing it in person. The Durango CITY Clerk is running this municipal election, and is responsible for mailing ballots, collecting ballots, processing ballots and counting ballots. If you did not receive a ballot (but do not need to update your registration) or if you need a replacement ballot for any reason, you should go the CITY Clerk’s office.

Do I have to show my ID to vote?

If you are voting for the first time in Colorado and did not provide ID when you registered to vote, you will need to supply a copy of your ID with your mail ballot. If this is required, your mail ballot packet will be marked ID REQUIRED to show that you need to supply a copy of an ID. See this list for acceptable forms of ID.

I made an incorrect mark on my mail ballot, I lost my ballot, and/or my dog ate my ballot (yes, this happens). Can I get a new one?

Yes. You can request a replacement ballot after March 21, 2017 at the Durango City Clerk’s Office, 949 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and on Election Day (April 4th) from 7 AM to 7 PM.

I will be out of town during the election. Can I still vote?

Yes. You can add a mailing address, different from your registration address, to your record, and have your ballot mailed to that address, if you do this before March 27. If you have a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID, you can designate this alternate mailing address by visiting the Secretary of State's website. If you do not have a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID, fill out a Colorado Voter Registration Form and return it to your county clerk’s office by mail, email or fax before March 27.