Active registered voter increase prompts proposed voter precinct boundary changes

31 Precincts modified. 13 Precincts created. Public comment welcome.

A 17 percent increase in Douglas County’s registered voters has triggered the need to adjust voter precinct boundaries, consistent with state law.

Douglas County Clerk and Recorder, Merlin Klotz, will bring recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, December 19 at 1:30, in the Board of County Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO.

The Clerk, also the County’s lead Elections official, is proposing to adjust the County’s precinct boundaries, resulting in an additional 13 precincts for a total of 168 precincts, up from the present 155 precincts.

Boundaries were last redrawn in 2015 creating 155 precincts, up from 145.

The County is allowed by statute to have up to 2,000 registered voters in each precinct. The increase in registered voters requires, by state law, that precinct boundaries be redrawn prior to the 2018 Caucus, Primary and General Election.

To review the proposed precinct changes, please refer to the proposed boundary map at Comments on the proposal may be submitted until December 15, 2017: by email:; U.S. Mail, Clerk and Recorder Elections Division, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock, CO  80109; Voice Recording – 303-663-6279; or in person at the December 19th public meeting.

Changes to precincts have no bearing on the district in which County residents vote.

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