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The County Clerk's Office oversees elections in Montezuma County

The Elections Office oversees a process integral to our democratic way of life


The success of the democratic process requires fair and open elections which accurately reflect the intent of the electorate, therefore, it is our mission to conduct accurate and fair elections and in so doing protect and promote public trust and confidence by the way in which we conduct those elections. We are responsible for the integrity of the election process, and in so doing; these principles must be placed above personal or partisan gain.

All Departments may be reached at 970-565-3728.

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The 2022

General Election




The recount will begin
December 5, 2022
Starting at 9:00 a.m.
Working business days Monday – Friday
Regular office hours
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ending when Completed.
At the
Montezuma County
Clerk & Recorders office
140 W. Main St. Suite #1
Cortez Co. 81321



November 8, 2022





STATE OF COLORADO                }




In accordance with provisions of 1-5-205 (1)(a-d), C.R.S., notice is hereby given that the STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION will be held in Montezuma County, Colorado, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  This election will be by mail ballot in accordance with provisions of 1-7.5-104. The Vote Service Polling Centers will be at the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 140 W. Main St., Ste. 1 Cortez, CO 81321.  Open October 24, 2022, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Election Day 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Additional Vote Service Polling Centers, Open Election Day 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave, Dolores, CO 81323, the Mancos Public Library 211 W. 1st St. Mancos, CO 81328, and the Ute Mountain Ute Community Center, 485 Sunset Blvd. Towaoc, CO 81334 Open Monday November 7, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Election Day 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   

There are 24-hour ballot drop boxes, located in the parking lot at the Montezuma County Clerk’s Office 140 W. Main St., Ste. 1 Cortez, CO 81321.  Dolores Town Hall, 420 Central Ave, Dolores CO 81323. Mancos Town Hall, 117 N Main St Mancos, CO 81328. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Headquarters, 124 Mike Wash Road Towaoc, CO., 81334 the Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave. Cortez CO. 81321, and Cox Corners, 18794 Hwy. 491 Cortez, CO 81321. They will be available for ballot drop off from October 17, 2022 until November 8, 2022.  All ballots must be returned by 7:00 P.M. on the day of election.

For more information visit Montezuma County website at go under the heading of Departments and Contacts, click on Elections Office.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County of Montezuma this 13th day of October 2022, at Cortez, Colorado.


Kim Percell, Montezuma County Clerk & Recorder

Montezuma County, Colorado 


Designated ballot drop off site:

Montezuma County Clerk & Recorder Office

140 W. Main Street, Suite 1

Cortez, CO

Public Notice: 2022 General Election

Public Notice

2022 General Election


The 2022 General Election will be held in Montezuma County, Colorado on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. All active registered voters may participate. To be counted, mail ballots must be returned no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day, November 8, 2022.  Postmarks do NOT count. If you have questions, please call us at 970-565-3728 ext. 4



Important Dates

October 17, 2022 – October 21, 2022: Ballots will be mailed to all active eligible voters.


October 31, 2022:  Last day for an individual to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail for the November 8th General Election.  Voters can pick up a ballot at a VSPC (locations listed below) through Election Day.


November 8, 2022: Election Day

Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC)

Voters may visit a VSPC to register to vote for the first time, update their existing voter registration records, request the issuance of original or replacement mail ballot, or vote in-person on accessible voting devices. VSPCs in Montezuma County:


Montezuma County Clerk & Recorder 140 W. Main St Suite #1, Cortez, CO 81321

970-565-3728 ext. 4  

Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

OPEN:   Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:00am to 7:00pm  


Mancos Library 211 W. 1st St. Mancos, CO 81328:   

OPEN:   Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:00am-7:00pm


Dolores Library 1002 Railroad Ave. Dolores, CO 81323: 

OPEN:   Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:00am-7:00pm


Ute Mountain Ute Recreation Center 495 Sunset Blvd. Towaoc, CO 81334:           

OPEN:   Monday, Nov. 7, 8:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:00am-7:00pm                  


Secure Drop Boxes

24-hour drop box will be available for ballot drop off from October 24, 2022 to November 8, 2022 at the following addresses:

Montezuma County Clerk & Recorder 140 W. Main St Suite #1, Cortez, CO 81321                                

Cortez City Hall 123 E. Roger Smith Ave, Cortez, CO 81321

Mancos Town Hall 117 N. Main St, Mancos, CO 81328

Dolores Town Hall 420 Central Ave, Dolores, CO 81323
Tribal Complex Building 124 Mike Wash Road Towaoc, CO, 81334

Cox’s Corner Store 18794 US-491 Lewis, CO 81327



Postmarks do NOT count.


Frequently Asked Questions:



Kim Percell, Clerk & Recorder
140 West Main Street, Suite 1
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3728
FAX: (970) 564-0215

Clerk & Recorder

Kim Percell
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