Author Archives: Chris Westpfahl

Unaffiliated Voters – Make Your Vote Count

Recent changes in Colorado law now allow unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections. You can download the attached PDF for more information.

Download: Unaffiliated Voter Info (PDF)

Heres how it works:
1. You received two ballots in your packet: one from the
Democratic Party and one from the Republican Party.
2. Choose ONLY ONE of these ballots and fill it out. Your vote in
this election will not affiliate
you with a political party. Please tear
up and throw away the ballot you wont use.
3. Return ONLY ONE voted ballot in the return envelope.
Returning two voted ballots will disqualify all of your votes.
4. Sign the Affidavit of Voter on your ballot return envelope and
your ballot before 7:00 P.M. on Election Day.

Survey: Hazard Mitigation Plan

We are asking Baca County residents to participate in our Hazard Mitigation Plan Update survey.

Participate: 2019 Hazard Mitigation Survey

This winter, the Southeast Region will release a public draft of the updated hazard mitigation plan. One final component of the plan is your community’s vision for reducing the risks posed by natural and human-caused hazards. This mitigation strategy is the most important piece of the plan.

To inform the local planning committee, the public is being asked for input. Residents and businesses are encouraged to share thoughts on their community’s mitigation strategy to implement over the next five years.

The brief five-minute survey can be found here. survey link –

2019 Election Notice

Download this document: 2019 Official Coordinated Election Notice

In accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 1-5-205, notice is hereby given that Tuesday the 5th of November is a Coordinated Election that will be held in Baca County as an all-mail ballot delivery election.

Ballots will be mailed to each active registered elector the week of October 14 – 18, 2019 in accordance with C.R.S. Section 1-7.5107(3)(a)(I).
As soon as you receive your ballot you may return it the following ways:
1. Drop your ballot off at the Baca County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 741 Main Street, Suite 3, Springfield, CO 81073.
2. Place adequate postage on your ballot return envelope and mail it back.
Remember to allow enough time for mail delivery of your voted ballot. All ballots must be returned to the Clerk and Recorder’s office by Election Day, November 5, 2019 by 7:00 p.m. in order to be counted, whether by hand delivery or mail delivery, or
3. Drop your ballot in the 24/7 Drive-Up Drop Box located in the Courthouse Driveway/Drive through, south side of the building (no postage necessary). Baca County Courthouse, 741 Main, Springfield, CO 81073. This option is highly encouraged for the easy access for the voters.

Election Services Provided: Election Services provided at Baca County Clerk & Recorder’s Office Voter Service and Polling Center: register to vote, update voter information, receive replacement ballots; return ballots; cast a ballot either by paper or electronic voting machine; cast a provisional ballot. On-line services are located at or contact the County Clerk at

Baca County Clerk and Recorder

Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) and Drop-Off Location
Baca County Courthouse
741 Main Street, Suite 3, Springfield, Colorado 81073

Office Hours

M-F: October 28 – November 4, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Election Day Office Hours on November 5, 2019: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
24/7 Drive-Up Drop Box