Clerk & Recorder

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  • Hours of Operation

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

    Motor Vehicle
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Closed on Wednesdays

    Closed on county holidays

    Recording: 970-328-8723
    Motor Vehicle: 970-328-8729
    Voting / Elections: 970-328-8715
    Marriage License: 970-328-8723
    Liquor License: 970-328-8718
    Avon: 970-328-9670
    El Jebel: 970-328-9570
    Toll Free: 1-970-963-4700
    Fax: 970-328-8716

    Clerk & Recorder
    P.O. Box 537
    500 Broadway, Suite 101
    Eagle, Colorado  81631

Candidacy by Assembly

According to the Colorado Constitution Article XXVIII Section 2, a person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office and thereafter has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy.  See Becoming A Candidate Quick Reference Guide.
Major Party Candidates   

  •  Eligibility (Eligibility requirements apply unless otherwise provided by party rules.  Potential candidates are encouraged to contact local party chairs for more information.)
    • Must be registered to vote in Eagle County
    • Must have been affiliated with the major political party no later than January 2, 2020, the first business day of the January immediately preceding the Primary Election held on June 30, 2020 (last Tuesday in June), unless otherwise provided by party rules.
    • County commissioner candidates must have lived in the commissioner district and voter registration record must reflect this address for at least one year prior to the General Election, held on November 3, 2020.
  • Gaining access to the primary ballot
    • Designation by Assembly
      • Contact local party chairs for Party Caucus date
      •  A candidate who receives at least 30 percent of the votes cast at the County Assembly is designated by assembly.  If one candidate receives more than 70 percent, no other candidate could receive 30 percent. Therefore, the candidate receiving more than 70 percent would be the only designee by assembly.  
      • Any candidate who attempts and fails to get at least 10 percent of the total votes cast at the County Assembly cannot subsequently attempt to gain designation by petition.  
      • A candidate who receives between 10 percent and 30 percent of the total votes cast at the County Assembly has the option of gaining designation by petition. 
    • Petition - Candidates who wish to petition onto the primary election ballot must contact the Clerk and Recorder's office at for the appropriate petition forms.
  •  See Campaign Finance for disclosure reporting.   

 Minor Party Candidates

  • There are no minor party primaries in Eagle County. 
  • Minor party candidates must petition to gain access to the general election ballot.  Contact the Clerk and Recorder's office at for the appropriate petition forms.
  • See Campaign Finance for disclosure reporting.   

Unaffiliated Candidates

  • Unaffiliated candidates must petition to gain access to the general election ballot.  Unaffiliated candidates do not participate in the primary process in Eagle County.  
  • See Campaign Finance for disclosure reporting.

Clerk and Recorder Regina O'Brien and her staff are available to help candidates and committees understand the campaign finance requirements and successfully navigate the online process.  Please contact the Clerk's office at 970-328-8715 or at