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A few weeks before the election, Colorado will mail a ballot to every voter registered by October 31. Keep an eye on the mailbox, and be sure to mail it back or drop it in a drop-box before Election! You can also vote in person during early voting and on Election Day if you prefer to do so. If you registered to vote after October 31, you can vote in person.

Who can register to vote?

To register in Colorado you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Colorado for at least 22 days immediately before the election in which you intend to vote
  • be at least 16 years old, but must be at least eighteen on or before election day to be eligible to vote.
  • not be serving a sentence of detention or confinement for a felony conviction

How do I vote in person?

Vote on Election Day

Voters in Colorado can look up where to vote on Colorado's site.

Vote early

Colorado does offer early voting. Learn more about voting early in Colorado.

What to bring

If you choose to vote in person in Colorado, you will need to show ID. If your form of identification shows your address, that address must be in the state of Colorado.

Acceptable forms include:
  • Colorado driver's license
  • valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • US passport
  • employee ID with photo issued by any entity of the US government or Colorado
  • pilot's license issued by the FAA or other authorized agency of the US
  • US military ID with photo
  • ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government
  • Medicare or Medicaid card
  • certified copy of your US birth certificate
  • certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood
  • certified documentation of naturalization
  • student ID with photo issued by a Colorado institute of higher education
  • veteran's ID with photo issued by the VA
  • current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing name and address (within last 60 days)

Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot, or you may request a mail ballot to take home, sign, and return to your county clerk. Your signature is used to verify your identity on a mail ballot.

How do I vote by mail?

Colorado conducts elections by mail. If you register to vote at least 8 days before Election Day, you should expect to receive a ballot at your designated mailing address. You can return your ballot by mail, or find a drop box on Colorado's site.

If you are voting by mail for the first time, you may also need to provide a copy of your ID when you return your mail ballot. For more information, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State's website.

Can I register to vote on Election Day?

Colorado does offer in person registration on Election Day.

What are key deadlines for the November 2022 election?


How do I see what's on my ballot?

Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.

How do I get help registering to vote?

TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more. If you’d like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

How do I vote if I'm in the military or live overseas?

Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your local election office for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your local election office may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your local election office.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible.
  4. Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your local election office first. Then:
  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Colorado. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE (8683) or email vote@fvap.gov

How can I check my voter registration status?

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Colorado's voter registration lookup tool.

How do I contact my state election office?


Can I trust this information?

These guides are researched, written, and updated by Democracy Works, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The information in these guides originates from official state sources and is reviewed by state election offices. The guides also link to authoritative state and local resources to provide additional information.

How do I report an issue with the information provided on this page?

Email htv@democracy.works with questions, concerns or feedback about the voting information on this page.