Guide to Voting
1. Voter registration
Deadline to Register/Update:
To receive your ballot by mail: Register/update by Oct. 26
After Oct 26, you can register in person at a vote center and polling center through Election day, but will have to vote in person
Online Link to Application:
2. Check Your registration
Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.
Check Registration Here:
Update Registration Here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml
- Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
- Correct Address
- Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
- Correct Date of Birth
3. Order your mail ballot
Deadline to Order Absentee mail Ballot: Must arrive by october 26, 2020
Every voter receives a mail ballot. The ballot will be sent to the mailing address you provided for your voter registration file. To check the address on file, or to make any changes to your voter registration visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov.
If you prefer to vote at the polls, you can vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. Please visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov to find your polling locations.
Check Status of your Absentee Mail Ballot: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml
Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: Must be postmarked on or before november 3, 2020 and received by your county elections office no later than
november 20, 2020
If you have filled out your absentee ballot, but do not believe it will be mailed in on time, you can drop off ballots at designated drop off locations, drop-box locations no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day.
Surrendering Your Absentee Ballot:
- Colorado has the Surrender Rule. If you want to vote in person on Election Day, “you must surrender your mail ballot and vote at a designated voter service and polling center”. All voters who vote in-person must provide identification in the form of Colorado driver’s license or Colorado ID. The deadline to vote in-person is 7:00 PM on Election Day.
- Source: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/FAQs/mailBallotsFAQ.html
4. Early Voting Information
- Early voting’s available 15 days prior to Election Day until the day before Election Day. October 26, 2020 – Nov. 2, 2020.
- In-person Absentee Voting is not available.
- All voters who vote in-person must provide identification. A list of acceptable forms of identification is available on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/acceptableFormsOfID.html
- Each county clerk and recorder shall provide one or more early voting polling place(s), each of which shall be accessible to persons with disabilities. Information regarding early voting availability, locations, and schedules may be obtained by visiting your county website or by contacting your county clerk and recorder’s office here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Resources/CountyElectionOffices.html
For more information the Colorado Secretary of State has compiled a list of frequently asked questions on their website. (Hyper Link: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/FAQs/ElectionDay.html )
5. Be a Poll Worker
- Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Poll workers must be 16+ and over, and a registered voter (if over 18) in their county
- Contact your local Election Official to sign-up:
- (For over 18)
- (For under 18):
6. Additional Questions?