Logan County: A cool clerk and courthouse

Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon and Secretary of State Wayne Williams outside the courthouse in Sterling on Thursday. (SOS photo)
Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon and Secretary of State Wayne Williams outside the courthouse in Sterling on Thursday. On the first day of fall, leaves were coming down. (SOS photo)

Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon is lucky to work in one of the most beautiful courthouses in Colorado.

When Secretary of State Wayne Williams stopped by her office in Sterling Thursday, the staff was preparing ballots to take to nursing homes. Election workers already had sent ballots to Logan County’s military and overseas voters.

Bacon, who will come president of the Colorado County Clerks Association in January, serves on Williams’ Bipartisan Election Advisory Committee looking at possible legislation for next year.

Both Bacon and Williams support reducing the number of voting polling service centers each county must open during an election. Bacon said Logan County voters don’t use the two centers much, preferring instead to drop off their ballots in a box outside the courthouse, visit the courthouse itself or mail their ballots.

“All (centers do) is make me short staffed on Election Day and cost me money,” she said.

Bacon agreed the big courthouse is stunning. She said during a renovation of the courthouse the carpet was ripped up and the fake ceilings were taken down. Huge windows let in plenty of sunlight.

“We’re pretty lucky to work here,” she said.