The Election Department is responsible for coordinating, preparing and processing all general, primary and coordinated elections in Las Animas County. It is the intent of the department to ensure the integrity of all elections and provide the opportunity for all eligible electors to participate in the democratic process.
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NOTICE: The information contained in this calendar is provided as a courtesy of the Office of the Las Animas 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 Las Animas 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.
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.
Las Animas 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)