Colorado mails a ballot to every registered voter a few weeks before the election. Keep an eye on the mailbox, and be sure to mail it back or drop it in a drop-box before Election Day! You can also vote in person if you prefer to do so. Colorado offers early voting.
Who can 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 you must be at least 17 to vote in a primary election if you will be 18 on or before the next general election (you must be 18 to vote in any other election)
- not be serving a sentence of detention or confinement for a felony convictionYou can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote in person
Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person voting.
Vote on Election Day
Voters in Colorado can look up where to vote on Colorado's site.
Colorado does offer early voting. There are no dates available right now, please check back later.
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; or a 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
- For more information, please visit VoteRiders.
Vote by mail
Colorado conducts elections by mail. If you are registered to vote, 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.
Election Day registration
Colorado does offer registration on Election Day.
See what's on the ballot
Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.
Get step-by-step help
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!
Military and overseas voters
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 election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- 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 election official 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
Check your voter registration status
Election contact information for Colorado
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