State of Colorado Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Colorado Coordinated Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017

Aurora City Council Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Offices to be elected are from Wards I, II, and III, as well as two At-large positions.

Lakewood Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Offices on ballot: five council seats, one from each ward.

Thornton Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Voters will elect one Councilmember from each of the four Wards.

Arvada Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Offices on the ballot: the seats for District 1, District 3 and one At-Large seat.

Westminster Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Offices on ballot: Mayor and 3 Councillor seats.

Centennial Municipal General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Offices on ballot: Centennial voters will elect five seats on the nine-member City Council including a Mayor and a Council Member from each of the four districts.

Pueblo Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Offices on ballot: District 1 Representative, District 3 Representative, and two Representatives at Large.

Boulder Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Five City Council Member seats on the ballot.

Greeley Municipal General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 30, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Offices on ballot: Mayor (elected at large), One At Large Councilmember, Ward II Councilmember, Ward III Councilmember.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at the polls on Election Day

You must have resided in Colorado at least 22 days immediately before the election at which you intend to vote.

All voters who register to vote by October 30, 2017 will be automatically sent a Vote-by-Mail ballot with no other application required. Voters may still register after October 30 and vote at a voting center or a polling place in your county.

Election Day Voting

Every voter now receives a mail ballot. If you want to vote at the polls, you can vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Voter service and polling centers are open for in-person early voting for 8 days prior to and on Election Day, except on Sundays.

You are eligible to vote in Colorado if you:

  • Be a resident of Colorado for 22 days before Election Day
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Colorado
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in Colorado if:

  • You are incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction

You may preregister to vote in Colorado

  • at the age 16

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Colorado you should provide one of the following:

  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • Your Colorado Driver's License Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Or, state that you do not have the requested ID number/s

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Employee ID with photo from federal or state government
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Pilot's ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card issued by the government
  • Certified Copy of US Birth Certificate
  • Certified Copy of Naturalization Document
  • Valid Student ID
  • Any Valid ID Issued by US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Valid Tribal ID

Any form of identification listed above that shows your address must show a Colorado address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification.

Voting In-Person

In Colorado, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from Local Government
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from State Government
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from Federal Government
  • Valid Pilot's ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native blood
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card Issued by the Government
  • Certified (Copy) of US Birth Certificate
  • Certified (Copy) of Naturalization Document
  • Veteran Health ID Issued by US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Verification that you are a Resident of a Group Residential Facility
  • Verification that you are Committed to the Department of Human Services, and Eligible to Register and Vote

If the ID you use has an address, it must be an address from Colorado.

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. is not an acceptable form of ID.

Any document produced by Colorado’s statewide voter registration system is not an acceptable form of ID for voting.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -
Online registration and ballot request is only available for those who hold a Colorado Driver's License or ID card.

Overseas & Military Voters

Colorado Coordinated Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017

Aurora City Council Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Offices to be elected are from Wards I, II, and III, as well as two At-large positions.

Lakewood Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Offices on ballot: five council seats, one from each ward.

Thornton Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Voters will elect one Councilmember from each of the four Wards.

Arvada Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Offices on the ballot: the seats for District 1, District 3 and one At-Large seat.

Westminster Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Offices on ballot: Mayor and 3 Councillor seats.

Centennial Municipal General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Offices on ballot: Centennial voters will elect five seats on the nine-member City Council including a Mayor and a Council Member from each of the four districts.

Pueblo Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Offices on ballot: District 1 Representative, District 3 Representative, and two Representatives at Large.

Boulder Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Five City Council Member seats on the ballot.

Greeley Municipal General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail Not Necessary: All Elections in this State are Vote-by-Mail

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm MST
  • Received by Wed Nov 15, 2017
Offices on ballot: Mayor (elected at large), One At Large Councilmember, Ward II Councilmember, Ward III Councilmember.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

U.S. citizens born overseas who have never resided in the US may register and vote in Colorado if their parent, legal guardian, spouse, or civil union partner is eligible to register and vote in Colorado. The voter should register using the same registration residence as their eligible parent, legal guardian, spouse, or civil union partner.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Your Colorado Driver's License Number
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Or, state that you do not have the requested ID number/s

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Your Colorado Driver's License Number
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Or, state that you do not have the requested ID number/s

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Online registration and ballot request is only available for those who hold a Colorado Driver's License or ID card.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

-

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- -

Blank Ballot To Voter

-
Online registration and ballot request is only available for those who hold a Colorado Driver's License or ID card.