Voter Registration Information


“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.” ~Bill Vaughan

Online Update – GoVoteColorado!

In April of 2010, Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher (Dem.) announced a new, convenient way to update your voter registration and to sign up for Permanent Mail In Voting. By visiting www.govotecolorado.com you can quickly and easily update your registration if you’ve moved recently. You can also sign up to vote by mail ballot if you haven’t already.

Voter Eligibility

In order to vote in the State of Colorado:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of elections.
  • You must be a Colorado resident for at least 30 days.
  • You must be registered to vote with the county clerk’s office in the county where you live.

Further information on voting in Colorado can be obtained from:

Register to Vote with the La Plata County Clerk, Recorder

You will need to register to vote if you have never registered before or if you have moved to this area. You must also update your voter registration information if you have a changed address or a changed name. If not already affiliated with, please change your party affiliation to the Democratic Party.

Thanks to our previous Democratic Secretary of State, Bernie Buescher, registration may now be done on-line:

Or,

  • See the Clerk and Recorder’s Voter Registration Page for local details.
  • You may change your party affiliation, or your address by sending a signed letter with the new information to the clerks office at the first address below.

You may register to vote, or change your registration information at any of the following locations:

La Plata County Clerk
98 Everett Street, Suite C
Durango, CO 81303 (map)
970.382.6296
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm M-F
Email: elections@co.laplata.co.us
Durango Driver’s License Office
305 S Camino Del Rio, Suite Q
Durango, CO 81303
Bayfield Driver’s License Office
455 E Colorado Dr.
Bayfield, CO 81122

When Registering in Person, bring your:

  • Colorado Driver’s License
  • or, Department of Revenue #
  • or, Last 4 Digits of Social Security #

You may also download a Voter Registration Form, fill it out, then take it in or mail it to one of the above locations.

Voter Registration Drives

We work hard to make sure EVERY VOTE COUNTS, and every voice is heard here in La Plata County.

Voter registration drives (VRD) in Colorado became more complicated in 2005, when 1-1104(50.4) of the Colorado Revised Statutes was put in place. The following rules now apply:

  1. VRD agents must renew their qualifications annually, go through full training every two years and be Colorado residents.
  2. A VRD must have a minimum of two trained VRD circulators, who are trained by VRD agents or the Secretary of State, also annually. This means that if you were trained for the last election, you must undergo training again.
  3. Only specific state supplied forms and federal forms can be used for registration.
  4. Legal deadlines and penalties apply to ensure voter rights and laws are in compliance.

Voting is a right that Democrats have championed for years. We register people at Farmers Markets, at Cinco de Mayo fiestas, at college functions, and anywhere else that new eligible voters can be found.