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Custer County November General Election Information

Posted at 10:47 AM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 14:09:11-04

The general election is coming up fast on November 6, 2018. Colorado voters will have a lengthy ballot in this year as we choose a new Governor, decide who will represent us locally, consider municipal and school district ballot measures, and make our choices on several constitutional and statutory ballot measures.

Local Clerk & Recorder offices will start mailing out ballots on Monday, October 15th. You have until October 29th to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail. If you miss that deadline, you can still submit an application at a Voter Service and Polling Center up to the day of the general election.

You may have already received the Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) which provides voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot.

Here’s every election item found on ballots across  Custer County. Your ballot may differ based on residency.

Congressional District 3

  • Scott R. Tipton (Republican)
  • Diane Mitsch Bush (Democratic)
  • Gaylon Kent (Libertarian)
  • Mary M. Malarsie (Independent)
  • Write-in

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State

State Treasurer

Attorney General

Regent, University of Colorado At Large

  • Lesley Smith (Democratic)
  • Ken Montera (Republican)
  • Christopher E. Otwell (Unity)
  • James K. Treibert (Libertarian)

Regent, University of Colorado District 3

  • Alan Rivera (Democratic)
  • Glen H. Gallegos (Republican)
  • Michael Stapleton (Libertarian)

State Representative District 60

  • Erin Kelley (Democratic)
  • James D. “Jim” Wilson (Republican)
  • Glenn Ingalls (Libertarian)

Custer County Commissioner District 1

  • William (Bill) Canda (Republican)

Custer County Clerk and Recorder

  • Kelley S. Camper (Republican)

Custer County Treasurer

  • Virginia Trujillo (Republican)

Custer County Assessor

  • J.D. Henrich (Republican)

Custer County Sheriff

  • Shannon K. Byerly (Republican)

Custer County Surveyor

  • Christopher L. (Kit) Shy (Republican)

Custer County Coroner

  • Arthur L. Nordyke (Republican)

Colorado Supreme Court Justice

  • Shall Justice Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court be retained in office?

Colorado Court of Appeals Judge

  • Shall Judge John Daniel Dailey of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Rebecca Rankin Freyre of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Elizabeth L. Harris of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge David J. Richman of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?

District Court Judge – 11th Judicial District

  • Shall Judge Ramsey Lama of the 11th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Lynette Mary Wenner of the 11th Judicial District be retained in office?

Custer County Court Judge

  • Shall Judge Amanda Jean Hunter of the Custer County Court be retained in office?

Ballot Measures

Custer County C-1 School District Ballot Question 4A- Elected directors of the Board of Education

Wet Mountain Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 7A – Increase district taxes

Amendment V – Reduction in age for the general assembly

Amendment W – Change format of judicial retention elections

Amendment X – Change definition of industrial hemp

Amendment Y – Congressional redistricting

Amendment Z – State Senate and State House redistricting

Amendment A – Prohibit slavery and indentured servitude

Amendment 73 – School funding

Amendment 74 – Just Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation

Amendment 75 – Campaign Finance Reform

Prop 109 – Transportation Funding (Fix Our Damn Roads)

Prop 110 – Authorize Bonds for Transportation Projects

Proposition 111 – Payday loan regulation

Proposition 112 – Setback requirement for oil and gas development

VSPC (Voter Service and Polling Center) location:
Custer County Clerk’s Office, 205 S. 6th Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252

The Voter Service and Polling Center will be open, beginning October 27, 2018:

Monday thru Friday  8:00am – 4:00pm
Two Saturdays: October 27 and November 3, 2018  8:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday November 6, 2018  7:00am – 7:00pm

At the VSPC you can drop off your ballot or get a replacement ballot.

If you don’t wish to use your mail-in ballot, you can vote on the voting machine instead starting October 22, 2018  during our regular business hours.

You can also come in and update your voter record.

Wetmore Ballot Drop-Off Location:

Wetmore Community Center, 95 County Road 393

Saturday November 3, 2018  8:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday November 6, 2018  12:00pm – 6:00pm