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Chuck Broerman
(719) 520-6202
Location: 1675 West Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Congratulations to the Clerk’s Elections Department on
Achieving Second Award


We are proud to announce that a second award has been given for the program “Innovation in Election Administration,” developed by our Elections Department. The National Association of Counties (NACo) presented El Paso County a 2016 Achievement Award for the program under the award category of County Administration Management.  Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman and Elections Manager Liz Olson accepted the award at NACo’s 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition.  The NACo Achievement Awards recognize outstanding innovative programs that have been implemented by county governments.

Earlier this year, the Elections Department was one of three county recipients presented with a 2015 Innovation Award by the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners.

A photo of members of the Election Department

The award recognized our new, innovative program that positively impacted the operation and customer service of our office.

 A photo of El Paso County representatives receiving NACo Award “The primary purpose of our office is to serve the citizens of El Paso County and ensure their democratic right to vote is unencumbered,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman.  “This recognition, along with the County’s Innovation Award which our team won, substantiates our commitment to that purpose and further imbues voters with confidence in our Elections process. It is gratifying to be a winner of an Achievement Award and we thank NACo for recognizing the unsurpassed work of our Elections staff.”

The awards from NACo and El Paso County were in recognition of the Clerk’s Elections Department for implementing innovations during the 2015 Coordinated Election that were unquestionably successful, saving  county taxpayers $189,000, saving staff time, and improving the voter’s experience.
The innovative ideas implemented in 2015 now are utilized in each election, with a resounding positive impact for voters and the Elections team. They include:

  1. Ballot Layout and Secrecy Sleeve – resulting in 543 less work hours and $5,500 in labor savings
  2. Ballot Instruction Redesign – saving hundreds of work hours and reducing the need for staffing
  3. Ballot Processing Staffing and Flow Redesign – resulting in substantial efficiencies and reduced labor costs
  4. Better Ballot Delivery System Between VSPCs and Counting Center – helping to reduce the election completion time by five hours, helping to save costs, being less burdensome on staff, and better serving the voting public 

This is the second award the Elections Department has received in recent years.  The department was recognized with the 2012 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award in recognition of their work during the Waldo Canyon Fire.  The fire jumped Queens Canyon on the day of the 2012 Primary Election, and burned homes close to the Citizens Service Center where the Elections Department was counting ballots.

Graphic of positive results from innovative election processes


The Clerk has five branch offices to serve you.  Check which office has the least time to wait by clicking the image below.  It will link to a screen with current wait times. Hit the branch and a drop-down will show the wait time for each service offered.

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Locations and Hours

All five locations of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office offer Motor Vehicle, Driver's License, Recording, Marriage/Civil Union Licenses, and Elections services.


Southeast Powers North


Fort Carson

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

5650 Industrial Place
Powers Blvd and Airport Road

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

Centennial Hall
200 S. Cascade
Cascade Ave and Vermijo

Bldg 1525
6351 Wetzel Avenue
Highway 115 and Gate 1

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Please note, our office does not handle court matters. If you have a question for the CLERK TO THE COURT (including divorces, child support, adoption, criminal and civil cases, transcripts, jury duty, name change) please contact or call (719) 452-5000.

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  • 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
Kelly Lindgren, Manager

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

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

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

Operations:  (719) 520-6278
Fax Number: (719) 520-6212

Mary Bartelson, Manager

The Clerk & Recorder Now Accepts All Major Credit Cards