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Key Dates and Deadlines

Today: Review your voter record to be sure your information is up-to-date by clicking here.
Sept. 18: Military and overseas voters can begin early voting.
Oct. 9: Counties will begin mailing ballots to registered voters.
Oct. 16: Last date at which mail ballots can be sent out by county clerks.
Oct. 19: Ballot drop boxes, Voter Services and Polling Centers open.
Oct. 26: Deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration and still receive a mail-in ballot.
Oct. 27: Officials say that you should no longer try mailing your ballot back by the Tuesday before the election and should instead use a drop box or go to a polling center.
Nov. 3: Election Day — ballots must be dropped off by 7 p.m. and voters in line at polling centers before 7 p.m. will be able to cast ballots.
Nov. 12: Last day for county clerks to receive military and overseas ballots and last day to cure a signature for voters who need to do so.

Register to Vote

Coloradans can register to vote at any time, including on Election Day. All you need is a Colorado driver's license or ID.

(Note: Coloradans who register to vote or change their party affiliation before Oct. 26 will still receive a mailed ballot. Anyone who does so between then and Nov. 3 will vote in-person)

Register to vote online if you already have a license or ID by clicking here.
People who don't yet have a license or ID can download and fill out the paper form, which is available here.

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Mail-In Voting

Today: Review your voter record to be sure your information is up-to-date by clicking here.

Sept. 18: Military and overseas voters can begin early voting and can access your ballot by clicking here.

Oct. 9: Counties will begin mailing ballots to registered voters. Click here to find your sample ballot.

Oct. 26: Deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration and still receive a mail-in ballot.

Oct. 27: Officials say that you should no longer try mailing your ballot back by the Tuesday before the election and should instead use a drop box or go to a polling center.

(Note: Unaffiliated voters will be mailed both Democratic and Republican ballots but may only vote on and return one unless they have already requested a specific party's ballot. Registered party members will receive that party's ballot.)

In-person Voting

In-person voting locations will be open leading up to Election Day starting Oct. 19 through Nov. 3. Those locations will be available at GoVoteColorado.com.

People voting in-person need to bring a valid ID. If you don't, you can request a provisional ballot. See more options below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. For more FAQ for voters experiencing homelessness and people in foreclosure, click here. For more Election Day FAQ, click here. For more FAQ on voter registration, click here. For people with disabilities who have questions, click here.

How do I get my ballot?

Every voter in Colorado receives a mail ballot. Your mail ballot will be sent to the mailing address you provided when you registered to vote. To check what address you provided when registering to vote, please visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov.

All Colorado voters receive mail ballots. Eligible voters with a disability may request to access their ballot and vote their ballot electronically. An eligible voter must print the voted ballot, the accessible ballot application, and sign the accessible ballot application. All of these materials must be returned together and returned through the USPS or in-person at a county drop-box or county VSPC. For your mail ballot to be counted, it must be received by the county clerk's office no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. If you did not mail your ballot in with enough time to meet the deadline, you MUST deliver it to your county clerk's office by 7:00 PM on Election Day.

If you wish to vote in-person, you may do so at a voter service and polling center. To find your local polling locations, please visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov.

How do I know if my mail ballot has been mailed to me?

First, go to www.GoVoteColorado.gov. You can then log into your voter record. Once you are logged into your voter record, it should show you whether your mail ballot has been sent. If you run into any snags or have questions about the status of your mail ballot, please contact your local county clerk and recorder.

What is a "residence" for purposes of voter registration and voting?

The term "residence" generally means the principal or primary home or place in which a person lives. A "residence" is a permanent building or part of a building and may include a house, apartment, condominium, room in a house, or mobile home.

Homeless voters can register to vote. A homeless voter may use any address within a specific county that he/she regularly returns to and has the intent to remain. This may include a homeless shelter, a homeless service provider, a park, a campground, a vacant lot, a business address, or any other physical location.

You must have a residence to register to vote. Once you establish a residence, it exists until you establish a new residence.

Note: you may not have more than one residence.

If I choose not to vote on a candidate or question, will my other votes still be counted?

Yes. If you choose not to vote for a candidate or a ballot question, the rest of the votes on your ballot will be counted.

How do I make sure my mail ballot will be counted?

Every valid mail ballot is counted. To be sure your ballot is valid, follow the instructions on the mail ballot envelope. This includes making sure your ballot is signed when it is returned.

For your ballot to count, your county clerk must receive your ballot no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. If you are unsure whether your ballot will arrive through the mail on time, drop it off in-person at either a drop-box or a drop-off location. There are drop-box and drop-off sites located throughout your county. Drop box locations are open 24 hours per day. If you have trouble finding a drop-box or drop-off location, contact your county clerk and recorder.

If you are registering to vote for the first time, you may need to provide a copy of your ID with your mail ballot. These instructions will be provided by your county clerk with your mail ballot.


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