In recognition of the partnership between our Office and The Independence Center to guarantee voting accessibility for all citizens in the County. The award is for innovative work in voting accessibility, and in the 2016, The Independence Center was set up as the first highly accessible Voter Service & Polling Center in El Paso County.

In recognition of the program “Innovation in Election Administration” developed by the Clerk and Recorder’s Elections Department.  The NACo Achievement Awards recognize outstanding innovative programs that have been implemented by county governments.

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Presented by the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners in recognition of enhancements to election processes developed by the Election Department staff members for the 2015 Coordinated Election. The result saved taxpayers $189,000 and improved the voter’s experience.

2016 Achievement Award

The Election Department's staff received the award in 2012 for their dedication and service to voters during the Waldo Canyon Fire. On the day of the 2012 Primary Election, the fire jumped Queens Canyon and burned homes close to the Citizens Service Center where the Elections Department was counting ballots. The Elections staff was ordered to evacuate the building after the polls closed, with only partial results posted. The election process continued at a different location in the following days.

2015 El Paso County Innovation Award

The Clerk and Recorder's Office is committed to supporting the men and women serving our country in the military - especially when it comes to making voting easier. 

The Office is diligent in recognizing the unique circumstances of those serving in every branch of the armed forces. We received the 2013 Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for our work in elections and motor vehicle.

In recognition of the Election Department’s work in improving voting accessibility for persons with disabilities. The award recognizes the Department’s work in leveraging community relationships to expand resources for voters with disabilities.

Our Department is committed to excellence, progress, and the highest ethical standards. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community, and work hard to ensure that public trust and confidence in our administration of elections remains high.

2017 U.S. Election Assistance Commission "Clearie" Award

2013 Seven Seals Award

2012 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award


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2017 Independence Award