The Ouray County Clerk and Recorder's office conducts public elections according to federal and state statutes, and encourages participation by all current and potential eligible electors in Ouray County. The County Clerk and Recorder's office also provides election assistance to other local governments within Ouray County including the City of Ouray, the Town of Ridgway, school districts and special districts.
All elections in Colorado are conducted by mail ballot. As an alternative to returning the voted ballot by mail, a voter also has the option of casting the ballot in person commencing 15 days prior to the election for general elections, and 8 days prior to the election for all other elections through 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at the Voter Service and Polling Center located at the Ouray County Courthouse, 541 4th Street, Ouray, Colorado. Ballots may also be dropped off in the designated outdoor dropboxes:
- Ouray County 4-H Event Center located at 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway
- Ouray City Hall, 320 6th Avenue, Ouray (near the flag pole).
- Near the Colona "welcome" sign, 35 Hotchkiss Ave (County Road 1), Montrose, CO 81403