Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is eligible to register to vote in Ouray County?
You must be a citizen of the United States and consider Ouray County to be your sole legal place of residence.
Where can you register to vote in Ouray County?
You may pick up a form to register to vote, make changes in your name or address, or provide any additional new information at the Courthouse, Ridgway Town Hall, Ouray City Hall, or at any driver's license office in the State of Colorado. The Ridgway Library has these forms, too. You may also download a voter registration form or register online at the Secretary of State's website www.govotecolorado.com.
Are there deadlines for registering to vote in an election?
Yes, twenty nine (29) days before the election.
Are Voter Registration forms available?
Voter Registration Application and/or Mail-In Ballot Application forms are available at all Clerk and Recorder's offices, and are also available to download and print from the Secretary of State's website. (See the link to access election forms at the bottom of this page.) Complete the form(s) and return it to the Ouray County Clerk. Note: When mailing a registration form, please have a copy of your driver's license or state ID to submit with the registration.
Am I required to affiliate with a political party?
You may affiliate with either the Democratic party, Republican party, one of the minor political parties, or any political organization recognized in Colorado. You may also choose not to affiliate with a party or organization, designating your status as "unaffiliated."
Are there any costs involved?
There is no fee to register to vote. Should you wish to purchase certified documents reflecting voter registration, those may be purchased for $1.25 each.
How do I know if I am registered to vote?
You may contact the Ouray County Clerk at (970) 325-4961 or visit the Colorado Secretary of State's website at www.govotecolorado.com.
What precinct do I live in, and where is my polling place?
You may contact the Ouray County Clerk at (970) 325-4961 or visit the Colorado Secretary of State's website at www.govotecolorado.com .
What is Ouray County's voting equipment?
Ouray County election counting equipment is from Hart Intercivic. Ouray County uses a hybrid of optical scan paper ballots and electronic voting.
For more information, calendars and forms: (Click on the link below)
Colorado Secretary of State
Three Ways to Vote in 2012
1. Mail In Ballots:
Every voter must complete an application designating your desire to receive your ballot by mail permanently or by specific election. Please click on the Secretary of State's link listed above to print the application form or come to the Courthouse. Your mail ballot packet (paper ballot only) will automatically be sent to you approximately three (3) weeks prior to the election.
Ouray County Clerk & Recorder
Ouray, Colorado 81427
2. Early Voting: (Voting begins two weeks prior to the General Election)
If you wish to vote early you must come to the Ouray County Courthouse, complete an application, show your driver's license and vote. You will be asked your preference to vote by paper or electronically.
OURAY COUNTY VOTER INFORMATION
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