DENVER – Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day.
WHERE DO I VOTE/DROP OFF MY BALLOT?
The question we are asked the most on Election Day is -- Where do I go to vote?
The Colorado Secretary of State's website is directing people to the Voting Information Project's website to find their voting location.
HOW DO I VOTE?
Every registered voter in Colorado was sent a mail-in ballot. It is too late to mail that ballot in and have it counted. However, you can drop your completed ballot at a polling place or drop-off location until 7 p.m on Tuesday.
You can also vote at a polling place, if you prefer.
Anyone voting at the polls will have to bring a form of identification, and people dropping off a mail-in ballot for the first time may need to provide a photocopy of their identification in their envelope, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
Per the office, these are the acceptable forms of ID that can be used in voting:
- A valid Colorado driver’s license or valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue. (Note: documents issued to not lawfully present and temporarily lawfully present individuals under Part 5 of Article 2 of Title 42, C.R.S. are not acceptable forms of identification.)
- A valid U.S. passport.
- A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of Colorado.
- A valid pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
- A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector.
- A copy of a current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
- A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood.
- A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector.
- Certified documentation of naturalization.
- A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado, as defined in section 23-3.1-102(5), C.R.S..
- A valid veteran identification card issued by the U.S. department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration with a photograph of the eligible elector.
- A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.
- Any form of identification listed above that shows your address must show a Colorado address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification.
- Verification that a voter is a resident of a group residential facility, as defined in section 1-1-104(18.5), C.R.S.
- Verification that a voter is a person committed to the department of human services and confined and eligible to register and vote shall be considered sufficient identification of such person for the purposes of section 1-2-210.5, C.R.S.
These forms of ID are not acceptable:
- A driver’s license or identification card issued to not lawfully present and temporarily lawfully present individuals under Part 5 of Article 2 of Title 42, C.R.S.
- Any document produced by Colorado’s statewide voter registration system.
CAN I STILL REGISTER TO VOTE?
Yes. In Colorado, people can register to vote on Election Day, but you’ll have to do so at a polling place. Anyone who votes or registers to vote if they are ineligible faces a fine of up to $5,000, up to 18 months in jail, or both.
People are eligible to vote if they are at least 18 years old on Nov. 8; are a U.S. citizen; have lived in Colorado for at least 22 days before the election date; and are not serving a jail or prison sentence for a felony conviction. Felons can vote pending completion of their parole and people on probation can vote, though ex-offenders are encouraged to re-register.
MORE HELPFUL LINKS
Find your county election office and county clerk here. Some county sample ballots are available on the county clerks’ websites.
For more information on election rules and laws, and further resources, click here.
Ballotpedia has compiled a large list of all the statewide races and ballot measures for Nov. 8. Click here to view.