2023 Election Information

2023 Commissioner District Redistricting 

Redistricting is the process to redraw county commissioner district boundaries, so they accurately reflect population changes in Colorado counties.

By law, all counties must review their commissioner district boundaries after each federal census to ensure the districts are as equal in population as possible. Traditionally, this review occurred in the year following the federal census and had to be completed by September 30. However, significant delays in availability of population data from the 2020 Census due to the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for counties to conduct this mandated review by the statutory deadline in 2021. A bill (HB21-1047) enacted in the legislative session attempted to correct this issue by making a number of important changes to the county redistricting statute – including the timing of this mandated review.  The new deadline to review and complete redistricting is September 30, 2023.

REVISED Statutory Requirements for County Redistricting 30-10-306(1), C.R.S.: “In no event shall there be more than five percent deviation between the most populous and the least populous district in each county, at the time such district boundaries are adopted.”  Previously, the statue merely stated that the commissioner districts had to be “as nearly equal in population as possible,” but there were no specific numeric requirements.

Comments may be may submitted by emailing Elections Administrator hwedemeyer@archuletacounty.org 

Coordinated Election:  November 7, 2023

The 2023 Coordinated Election may include candidates and/or ballot measures at the state, county, or local level. Participating entities (cities, school districts, etc.) will not be known until late summer.


In Colorado, there is no registration deadline.  Voters can register and vote on the same day at our Vote Center. Although, you must be a Colorado resident 22 days prior to an election per CRS 1-2-201(3)(b)(1).

Important Dates & Events

  • September 22 - Ballots will be mailed/transmitted to eligible overseas and military (UOCAVA) voters.
  • October 6 - TABOR notices will be mailed.
  • October 16 - Ballots will be mailed to every Active voter who is registered in Archuleta County.  
  • October 30 - Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) and Drop Boxes are required to be open.

VSPC Location: 

Elections Office - 449 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs, CO (behind old courthouse)

VSPC Hours:  

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, October 30 - November 6

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 7 (ELECTION DAY) 

Drop Box Locations:

  • Drop Box #1 - (Old Courthouse) 449 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs, CO located outside on the westside of the building near the flagpole.
  • Drop Box #2 - (Tara Community Center) 333 Milton Lane, Arboles, CO  

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2589, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 

  • October 30 - Last day citizens may register to vote or update their voter record at govotecolorado.gov and have a ballot mailed to them.  If the deadline has passed, simply visit us through Election Day at our Voter Center - 449 San Juan St. in person to register, vote, or request a replacement ballot. 
  • November 7 - ELECTION DAY!  VSPC and Drop Boxes close at 7:00 p.m.  

Visit www.govotecolorado.gov to view or update your registration online.  It is important that registered voters keep their records up to date with their current information.  All active registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.  The voter may not receive their ballot if their voter record has inaccurate or outdated personal information.  


Ballots must be returned to and in the hands of the Archuleta County Clerk & Recorder no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 7, 2023.  We recommend you mail your ballot no later than 8 days before Election Day.  Postmarks do not count.  

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