Legal Resources & Election Timelines
FREE Legal Resources Day
The Colorado Judicial Department is set to host a series of free Legal Resource Days to help self-represented litigants prepare for their day in court. The sessions will be held Oct. 22 – 29, 2021.
The training series, sponsored by the Colorado Judicial Institute, offers in-person and remote sessions led by volunteer lawyers covering a variety of legal topics, including estate planning, courtroom procedures, ask-an-attorney opportunities, collections, record sealing, guardianship and conservatorship, landlord-tenant issues and mediation services.
Saguache County (12th Judicial District) is on the list for an in-person event in Alamosa on Oct. 28. However, the series is offered virtually, so if you need FREE legal resources take advantage of this series remotely! They will help you come prepared for your case and give you the opportunity to Ask-A-Lawyer your specific question.
Here are the locations and dates (Saguache County/12th District is listed last):
- 2nd Judicial District (Denver County): Virtual and in-person events, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street in Denver
- 3rd Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas counties): Virtual events, Oct. 25 beginning at noon
- 4th Judicial District (El Paso and Teller counties): Virtual events, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 6th Judicial District (Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan counties): Virtual and in-person events, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., La Plata Combined Courts, 1060 E. 2nd Avenue in Durango
- 7th Judicial District (Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties): Virtual events, Oct. 25-29
- 8th Judicial District (Jackson and Larimer counties): In-person events, Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Larimer County Justice Center, 201 LaPorte Avenue in Fort Collins
- 9th Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties): Virtual events, Oct. 25-29
- 10th Judicial District (Pueblo County): Virtual events, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 12th Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties): In-person event, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Alamosa Combined Courts, 8955 Independence Way in Alamosa
According to the press release, Spanish interpretation will be available and more information on individual sessions can be found here.
Clips From The Clerk: Election Timeline
By Trish Gilbert, Saguache County Clerk & Recorder
6-October (Wednesday) 8:30 a.m.
- LAT (Logic and Accuracy Test)
- Deadline to complete changes in the boundaries or division of precincts for nonpartisan elections. (No later than 25 days prior to the election)
- First day mail ballots may be sent to voters, except for UOCAVA voters. (No sooner than 22 days before the Election, unless election falls on a state or federal holiday)
- Drop Boxes open
- Town of Center, 220 Worth St
- Town of Crestone, 182 E Galena Ave
- Town of Sargents, 360 County Rd 31 XX
- Town of Saguache, 501 4th St, south parking lot
- Last day to submit an application to register to vote through a voter registration drive for the Coordinated Election. (No later than 22 days before the election, or day after if 22 days falls on a state or federal holiday)
- Last day for the Designated or
Coordinated Election Official to publish notice of the Coordinated Election. (No later than 20 days before the election)
- Last day to post Voter Service and Polling Center, Polling Location for the Coordinated Election. (At least 20 days before the election)
- 501 4th St, Saguache
- Deadline for the county clerk to send mail ballot packets to each active eligible elector for the Coordinated Election. (No later than 18 days before the Election)
- VSPC (Voter Service and Polling Place) opens
- Last day for the Designated Election Official to appoint an Audit Board to conduct the Risk-Limiting Audit. (No later than 15 days before election day)
- Counting of mail ballots may begin. No results may be disclosed until after 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. (Beginning 15 days prior to the election)
- Last day to submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver’s license examination facility, or online to receive a mail ballot for the Coordinated Election. (Through the 8th day prior to the election)
- You may come in-person to register to vote up to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- Coordinated Election (Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. First Tuesday in November)
- All ballots must be in the hands of the County Clerk by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.
- Postmarks do not count.
- Ballots cast by military and overseas voters must be sent no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and received by the close of business on the 8th day after the election.
10- November (Wednesday)
- Last day for ballots cast by military and overseas electors to be received by the County Clerk, in order to be counted. (No later than the 8th day after election day)
- Last day for an elector to cure signature discrepancy or missing signature, or to provide missing ID. (By 11:59 p.m. MT 8 days after election day)