2022 Election Information

Primary Election:  June 28, 2022

  • The Democratic and Republican Parties are holding primary elections.  Prior to the primaries, the parties hold caucuses to help determine who is selected for the ballot.
  • Colorado does not have a registration deadline.  
  • You must be registered as a Democrat, Republican, or Unaffiliated to participate.
  • Registered Democrats will receive only the Democratic Party ballot.
  • Registered Republicans will receive only the Republican Party ballot.
  • By law, unless a ballot preference has been specified, Unaffiliated voters will be mailed both major party ballots (Democratic and Republican) but can only vote and return one.

Important Dates & Events

  • May 14 - Ballots will be mailed/transmitted to eligible overseas and military (UOCAVA) voters.
  • June 6 - Last day for voters who are affiliated with a political party to make changes or withdraw their affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party's primary election.
  • June 6 - Ballots begin mailing to registered Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated voters.
  • June 20 - VSPC opens,  last day to be mailed a ballot or replacement ballot.
  • June 28 - Election Day!  VSPC and Drop Boxes close at 7 PM

Sample Ballots:          Sample Democratic Ballot                    Sample Republican Ballot


Return only ONE ballot.  If your mail ballot packet contains ballots for both the Democratic and Republican Parties, mark and return only ONE ballot, and destroy the other.  If you mark and return both party ballots, neither will count.

Notice to solicit public comment:

In accordance with C.R.S. 1-5-102.9(c)(II) and 1-7-105(1)(b) the Archuleta County Clerk and Recorder is formally seeking public comment on the designation of Voter Service and Polling Centers as well as Drop Box locations for the upcoming November 8, 2022 General Election.  The Clerk and Recorder has identified the following Three (3) VSPC locations and Two (2) drop box locations.

VSPC Locations

Archuleta County Election's Office

449 San Juan Street

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Archuleta County Extension Office

344 US Hwy 84

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

PLPOA Clubhouse   

230 Port Avenue

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Drop Box Locations

Archuleta County Courthouse

449 San Juan Street

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Tara Community Center

333 Milton Lane

Arboles, CO 81121

Comments will be accepted May 2, 2022 through June 11, 2022.

Comments may be hand delivered, mailed or emailed to:

Archuleta County Clerk & Recorder's Office

Election Department

449 San Juan Street

PO Box 2589

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

email:  tbliss@archuletacounty.org