By Delisa Weeks
Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder
Ballots for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election will be mailed this week February 12-February 16, 2024. The Presidential Primary Election will be conducted as an all-Mail Ballot Election.
The only Voter Service and Polling Center will be the Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office 1305 Goff Street Eads, CO 81036.
The ballot you receive in the mail is your official ballot and the ballot you need to vote and return to our office for processing. Ballots are mailed to all Active Eligible Voters. As soon as you receive your ballot you may vote the ballot with your choice; sign the return envelope and then return it to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office.
Here is how it works:
- You will receive two ballots in your packet, one Democratic ballot and one Republican ballot.
- Choose ONLY ONE of these ballots and fill it out. Discard the ballot you won’t use.
- Sign your return envelope and return your ONE voted ballot in the return envelope. Sending in two voted ballots will disqualify all of your votes. Your vote in this election will not affiliate you with a political party.
Remember to allow enough time for the ballot to reach our office! Postmarks do not count! Mail-in ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m March 5, 2024.
TIPS FOR MAIL BALLOTS:
- You will receive in the mail your official ballot, secrecy sleeve with instructions and a return envelope.
- Unaffiliated voters: your ballot packet will contain both Democratic and Republican Party ballots. ONLY RETURN ONE!
- Use a blue or black ink pen that will not bleed through the paper to vote your ballot.
- To vote for a candidate whose name appears on the ballot, completely fill in the oval to the left of your choice.
- If you do not want to vote the entire ballot, simply mark your selections and leave the rest blank.
- After marking your ballot, place the ballot inside the secrecy sleeve that came with your ballot.
- Place the ballot and the secrecy sleeve in your return envelope addressed to Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder, 1305 Goff Street Eads, CO 81036 ..
- Before sealing the envelope, plea e sign the signature affidavit located on the back of the envelope. This is required in order for your ballot to be processed. We must compare every signature to make sure that the intended voter was the one who signed the envelope.
- We highly recommend that you:
- Drop your ballot off at the Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 1305 Goff Street Eads, CO 81036.
- Drop your ballot in the 24/7 Drop Box located on the west side of the Courthouse.
- You may also mail your ballot using the envelope provided but (adequate postage will be required)
QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT:
What if my ballot does not arrive?
If your Presidential Primary Election ballot does not arrive by February 26, 2024, please come to the Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 1305 Goff Street Eads, CO 81036 to obtain a replacement ballot.
I spoiled my ballot, now what do I do?
Please contact the Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 719-438-5421 or stop by our office. You may obtain a replacement ballot during normal business hours; from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What do I do with my mail-in ballot?
You can vote your ballot any time after you receive the ballot. You can either mail it back with Adequate Posfage or bring it to the Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 1305 Goff Street Eads, CO 81036 or drop it in the 24-Hour Drop Box (no postage required). You may do this any time up to March 5, 2024; all ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. election day in order to be counted.
Kiowa County Drop Box can be used for Voted Ballots, Motor Vehicle Renewals or Tax Payments or any other correspondence that needs to get to a county office at the Courthouse (no postage necessary for the county drop box).
Presidential Primary Election Day:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, ballot will be mailed to all active voters.
February 12–Februarv 16, 2024:
Ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed to voters this week.
Saturday, March 2, 2024:
Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office will be open 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for return of mail-in ballots; issue replacement ballots; register to vote; update address; update name; cast a ballot or vote a provisional ballot.
BallotTrax is a free service for Kiowa County Voters that allows you to track the status of your ballot online, as well as receive messages by text, phone or email when your ballot has been sent to you and received by our Elections Division. Kiowa County voters may sign up at votekiowa.county.ballottrax.net.
The Election and Recording Department can be reached at 719-438-5421 for voter and election questions. You can also reach our office by email: