Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. Nov. 4

As of Tuesday, more than 2,800 Archuleta County voters had turned in their ballots for the Nov. 4 election.

Ballots must be returned to the Archuleta County Courthouse, either in person or via mail, by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Postmarks will not count.

Following is additional information related to voting in the election and returning voted ballots.

Still need to register?

Individuals can register to vote and vote in the current election up to and including Election Day (Nov. 4).

To register to vote, an individual can go online at or register in person at the Archuleta County Voting Service and Polling Center in the Archuleta County Election’s Office, located downstairs in the back of the courthouse at 449 San Juan Street (U.S. 160).

Regardless of how a person registers, he or she will have to pick up their ballot at the Election’s Office (or complete the ballot while there and immediately turn it in).

The center will also deal with early, absentee and replacement ballots.

To register, individuals need an acceptable ID. Any form of identification that shows your address must show a Colorado address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification. For more information, visit

Turning in voted ballots

Voted ballots may be mailed back, dropped off in that office or in the Motor Vehicle Office upstairs. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Office hours for the Election’s Office are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Election Day, the office will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The center will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Postage is necessary for all ballots being mailed back. Archuleta County ballots require only one stamp to be mailed back.

Local election results will be posted on as soon as they are available Tuesday night, and will be printed in the Nov. 6 edition of The SUN.