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Site: 4th Judicial District

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Wayne W. Williams
(719) 520-6202
Fax Number: (719) 520-6212

Location: 1675 West Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri
(Except Holidays)
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Click here for the 2014 Primary Election's Statement of Votes Cast



The Clerk’s Office has been notified through media reports of an error made through the State DMV which resulted in regular U.S. citizen Driver’s Licenses being issued to some illegal aliens. 

Please click this link for the article from CBS4 Denver. 

Although a new law allows licenses to be issued to certain non-citizens, they should be clearly marked, “Not Valid For Federal Identification, Voting or Public Benefit Purposes.”

We want to reinforce two points for El Paso County.  First, the County Motor Vehicle Department is only responsible for renewals of Driver’s Licenses and therefore not at all involved in the issuance of these licenses.  Issuing Driver’s Licenses is the responsibility of the State.

Second, our office is diligent to ensure the Driver’s Licenses issued in error to non-citizens will not be used for voting in an election. 

We wanted to make El Paso County residents aware of this situation and assure you the Clerk’s Office will maintain the integrity of our elections.


Clerk, Deputy Clerk and Elections Specialist
Receive Prestigious CERA Certification 

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is pleased to announce that three more staff members have received the prestigious CERA (Certified Elections/Registration Administrator) certification through the Election Center’s Professional Education Program.  County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams, Clerk and Recorder Chief Deputy Chuck Broerman, and Elections Specialist Brian McLellan attained the certification which is the highest professional election related achievement.

The national CERA designation is accomplished only through a multi-year course of study conducted by the Election Center’s Professional Education Program and completion of twelve core courses taught by the Master's in Public Administration faculty of Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama).  The courses range from ethics, to voter registration and elections law, planning, communications, and voter participation, among others.  The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process.

“This is the highest designation available to elections and voter registration officials,” said R. Doug Lewis, director of the Center.  “Of more than 21,000 elections and voter registration officials throughout America, this year’s graduating class of 58 professionals takes us to 849 election officials who have achieved the CERA status.  This is an outstanding accomplishment.”

Speaking of the three newly certified individuals, Lewis said “It is a measure of their dedication to making democracy work in El Paso County and to exemplify the very best in their service to your citizens.  It takes an unusual commitment to have several people within an office pursue a demanding and challenging educational program.  It also assures El Paso County that the very best in management techniques, technologies, and processes will be implemented.”

“These truly are the people who make democracy possible,” Lewis said.  “Wayne, Chuck, and Brian and other CERA professionals serve as the nation’s protectors of the democratic process.  Because of them, Americans have a trust and public confidence in the election process.  They have assurance that the system is fair, free, honest and accurate.  In many parts of the world, citizens have no faith in the form of democracy offered in their home countries. The importance of what they’re doing for El Paso County is incredible but rarely noticed…unless something goes wrong.”
Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams offered his thoughts on the accomplishment by adding, “Democracy is a fragile concept.  We could lose it easily if we misuse or abuse the process.  This program reminds us of our part in maintaining and protecting democratic principles.  It also teaches excellent management skills directly related to voter registration and elections.”

“I have always felt my job was special, but this program emphasized the ethical commitment we have to the democratic process and our role in protecting the public’s interest,” Brian McLellan said.

“Not many people know what we do,” Chief Deputy Chuck Broerman said.  “But we really serve as their representatives to make sure the process is fair to all.  The CERA program teaches us that we act as the referees to make sure the rules are followed by all.”

To help save the county money, the three will not be attending the formal graduation ceremony in San Francisco.

Motor Vehicle Waiting Times

Click here for Motor Vehicle Branch Office waiting times

Locations and Hours
All four locations of the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office offer Motor Vehicle, Recording, Marriage/Civil Union Licenses, and Elections services.

Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods
West of Centennial

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Centennial Hall
200 S. Cascade
Cascade Ave and Vermijo

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Southeast Powers
5650 Industrial Place
Powers Blvd and Airport Road

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

North Union Town Center
8830 N. Union Blvd
Research Pkwy and Union Blvd

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • Clerk to BOCC
    Access information on Board of County Commissioners Meetings: Agendas and Backup Materials, live Internet Audio Stream (see Agendas for Meeting dates and times), and archived audio for each Agenda item.
  • Election Department
    Access voter services such as voter registration and polling place locator; review information on this year's elections including the calendar, sample ballot, Mail-in Ballot application and results; as well as find information on election judges, student election judges, previous election results, and more. 
  • Motor Vehicle Department
    Review samples of the most common types of license plates; locate basic forms and various plate applications; and find information on emissions, insurance, disabled parking privileges, new resident requirements, and more. 
  • Recording Department
    Search our grantor/grantee index database, obtain requirements for marriage/civil union licenses, review recording and copy fees and view information about the release of military records.
  • E-Vault
    Retrieve archived data such as sample ballots, election results, marriage statistics, erecording statistics and other facts and figures.

Assistance, Comments, Questions?

Please send us your questions, concerns, or comments via e-mail.
All e-mail received will be responded to in a timely manner.

Elections: (719) 575-VOTE (8683)
Liz Olson, Manager

Motor Vehicle: (719) 520-6240
Chris Myszkowski, Manager

Recording: (719) 520-6200
Jimmie Van Buskirk, Manager

Clerk to the Board: (719) 520-6430
Vicki Ratterree, Manager

Media Requests: (719) 520-7322
Cell (719) 351-9626
Ryan Parsell, Public Information Officer

Chief Deputy/Operations: (719) 520-7306
Chuck Broerman, Chief Deputy

The Clerk & Recorder Now Accepts All Major Credit Cards