Clerk and Recorder + Elections


Melinda Carter, Crowley County Clerk and Recorder

631 MAIN ST, STE 102

ORDWAY, CO 81063


719-267-4608 (FAX)

The Clerk and Recorder is the recorder of deeds, the clerk to the Board of County Commissioners and the agent of the state Department of Revenue. The Clerk is responsible for administering state laws relating to motor vehicles, certification of automobile titles, and motor vehicle registration. The Clerk is also responsible for administering all primary, general, and coordinated elections held in the county, and for registration of voters, publication of notice of elections, appointment of election judges, and the printing and distribution of ballots. The Clerk and Recorder also issues marriage licenses, maintains records and books for the Board of Commissioners, collects a multitude of license fees and charges required by the state and maintains property records.

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Presidential Primary Sample Ballots - March 5, 2024






     In accordance with the provisions of the Colorado Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that an All Mail Ballot Election will be held in the County of Crowley, on Tuesday, the 5th of March, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


     The Crowley County Clerk’s office located at 631 Main, Suite 102 in Ordway, Colorado, 81063, will be the Voter Service Polling Center for all of Crowley County. This will be the drop off location for all ballots to be returned that are not mailed back or for any voter registration, ballot issuance, ballot replacement or information.  Hours for this service will be during regular business days (Mon -Fri), February 26 through March 4th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; on Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Election Day, March 5th, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The 24 hour drop off box will be opened February 16th and closed on March 5th at 7:00pm.


     Ballots cannot be forwarded. If you have moved or changed your mailing address to or from a Post Office Box address you must make sure that corrections are made in our office to receive your ballot.  Registrations or any change may also be made online at www.govotecolorado.gov. The last day to register online to get a ballot mailed to you will be February 26th, 2024. Anyone wanting to register after this date will have to do so in the Crowley County Clerk and Recorder’s office during the hours stated above to receive a ballot. 


     Ballots will be mailed the week of February 16th, 2024.  If you have not received your ballot within the next week, you should contact our office at the address above or call 719-267-5225 to verify your voter registration and mailing address.  


     Please use only blue or black ink on your ballot. Place your voted ballot in the secrecy sleeve and envelope provided. The Self Affirmation on the return envelope must be signed for your ballot to be counted.  You may drop it off at the County Clerk’s office without postage or return by putting adequate postage on the envelope and mailing it. 


     Your ballot must be received by the County Clerk on or before Election Day at 7:00 P.M. Ballots mailed within two or three days before the election may not be received in time to be counted.  The best practice is to return the ballot as early as possible.


 In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand, this 1st day of February, 2024.


                                                         Melinda Carter

                                                          Crowley County Clerk & Recorder


Publish February 6, 2024 and February 13th, 2024



2024  Pres Prim NOTICE- Mail Ballot Election 


Logic and Accuracy Testing


March 5, 2024

Presidential Primary Election



The Crowley County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing of our voting equipment beginning on Wednesday, March 5th and if necessary will continue on Thursday the 6th, 2024. Testing will be conducted according to C.R.S. 1-7-509 and as set forth in the Colorado Secretary of State’s Rule 11.


The public is invited to attend the testing that will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Crowley County Courthouse, 631 Main, Room 104, Ordway, CO



2024 LAT Pres Prim Election Notice