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During the January 19, 2022, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, the BOCC approved a change to the precinct boundaries that were presented to them by County Clerk, Kelley Camper. Colorado Revised Statute 1-5-101(3) states “the county clerk and recorder, subject to approval by the board of county commissioners, shall establish at least one precinct for every one thousand five hundred active eligible electors”. Before the precinct boundary change, the number of active voters in Precinct 1 was 2,159; Precinct 2 was 468, and Precinct 3 was 1,587. After the 2000 census, the commissioner district boundaries were changed, with some of them not aligning with the precinct boundaries, which has caused confusion. Taking that into consideration, the precinct boundary lines have been re-aligned with the commissioner district lines. This will bring the number of voters in each precinct under the 1,500 required in statute, with Precinct 1 having 1,425, Precinct 2 having 1,451 voters, and Precinct 3 having 1,366 voters. This change takes place immediately and will affect approximately 1,200 voters. It won’t affect your voting or getting your ballot, but if you participate in the upcoming caucuses in March, it could affect that. Prior to going to your caucus, please stop by the Clerk and Recorder’s Office located at 205 S. 6th Street, Westcliffe, CO; or call 719-783-2441 to see if you have been moved to a different precinct.
– Press release by Custer County Clerk and Recorder