Voter Records and Confidentiality

Voter records are maintained by the Colorado Secretary of State and El Paso County in a statewide voter registration database.  Certain information on your voter’s record is considered public and by law must be provided to a member of the public who requests it.  Other information, however, is private and will not be released to the public.

RESOURCES

Information on voter confidentiality and public records is available on the Colorado Secretary of State website.

For additional assistance, contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Election Department 719-575-VOTE (8683) or by email elections@elpasoco.com

CONFIDENTIAL VOTER

You may request to become a confidential voter if you believe that you or a member of your household will be exposed to criminal harassment or bodily harm because your voter information is publicly available. Your voter record is protected by law when you become a confidential voter and cannot be released to the public or shared with a third party.

You must visit the main office of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder in person and complete a Voter Record Confidentiality Request form and affidavit.  There is a $5.00 fee (cash or check).  Your voter information will then be removed from future lists, however, not from lists already released.

PUBLIC RECORDS

Voter information that is public and can be released includes:

Full name
Residential address
Party affiliation
Date of affiliation
Phone number (if the voter provides)
Gender Identity (if the voter provides)
Birth year
Vote history of elections voter has participated in

PRIVATE RECORDS

Voter information that is considered confidential and will not be released to the public includes:

Social Security number
Driver’s License number
Full date of birth
Email address

If you cancel or withdraw your voter registration, your voter records remain as public record. The only information withheld and not made public on a cancelled record is the same as listed in the box Private Records.

Confidential

The Colorado Address Confidentiality Program  assists survivors of domestic violence, sexual offenses, and/or stalking.  By enrolling in this program voters will not have any of their voter information released to the public.

You are now a confidential voter – how are you affected?

Online access to your voter record will not be available.  This includes searches using online tools sponsored by the county or Secretary of State. Also, updating or viewing your voter record using www.GoVoteColorado.com is not an option.

Changes to your voter record must be done using the printed Colorado Voter Registration form and returning it by mail, email, or fax to our office.

PHONE CALLS

To stop political calls being made to your phone, you are encouraged to vote early. When your voted ballot is returned, your name appears on the public turnout list where campaigns and parties have access and can then remove you from their call lists.

Under Colorado law, political calls to voters are permitted, regardless if the voter’s phone number is on the National Do Not Call Registry. There is no process available for removal or complaints about these political calls.

You may request your phone number be removed from your voter record by contacting our office 719-575-VOTE (8683) or by email elections@elpasoco.com. However, it is not a guarantee and your number still may be accessible from other sources or old lists.