Elections General Information

Contact the Chaffee County Elections Department

Phone:  (719) 539-4004 email:  elections@chaffeecounty.org.   Check  or update your voter registration record online at www.govotecolorado.com.


2016 Primary Election- June 28, 2016 – Sample Ballots

Democratic Primary Sample Ballot

Republican Primary Sample Ballot

Download the 2016 Election Calendar

Public Notice:

Notice is hereby given that a public Logic and Accuracy Test of Chaffee County’s voting equipment will take place on May 31, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.  Information about the test may be obtained by calling County Clerk Lori Mitchell at (719) 530-5600.

Important Election Dates for 2016

  • May 31 is the last day to switch your party affiliation to vote in the June 28, 2016 Primary Election.  Unaffiliated voters can affiliate anytime including Election Day to vote on June 28th.  Check your affiliation online at www.GoVoteColorado.com or call our office at 539-4004.
  • June 6-10 Ballots will be mailed to all active eligible electors affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican Parties.
  • June 6 Ballot drop-off locations open in Salida and Buena Vista.  24/7 boxes are available at the Main Clerk’s office in Salida at 104 Crestone Ave and in Buena Vista at the Motor Vehicle Branch Office at 112 Linderman Ave.
  • June 20 Voter Service and Polling Centers open in Salida and Buena Vista.  Register to vote; obtain a replacement ballot; vote in person.
  • June 28, 2016  Primary Election
  • November 8, 2016  General Election

Method of Voting:  All General, Primary, Congressional Vacancy, Coordinated, Odd-Year and Recall elections shall be by Mail Ballot Delivery.  Mail Ballot Delivery Election means an election for which eligible electors receive ballots by mail and vote by mailing those ballots or depositing the ballots at a drop-off location.

Update your voter registration record online at www.govotecolorado.com.


2016 Candidate Guide – Click to Download

Candidate Forms:

Certificate of Designation by Petition

Certificate of Designation by Write-In



Chaffee County Election Maps

Chaffee County Precinct Map

Chaffee County Board of Commissioners Map