Voting FAQs

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Voting in Colorado is Easy & Convenient!

You can vote from the comfort of your own home!

How do I register or update my voter registration in Colorado?
Go to www.govotecolorado.gov to register, confirm your registration or update your voter registration. Be sure to include your cell phone or email to be able to trace your ballot through the process!

Does Colorado have same day registration?
Yes. Although, please do not wait that long. ☺

Who is eligible to register & vote in Colorado for the 2020 general election?
Any U.S. Citizen who is 18 years or older by Nov. 3, 2020, who has lived in CO at least 22 days, and is not presently incarcerated for a felony.

Do I need identification?
Yes. First-time voters voting by mail will need to submit a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID with their mail ballot. People voting in person will need to show an acceptable form of ID. Colorado does not require a photo ID.

What are acceptable forms of ID?
1) A valid CO driver’s license
2) A Department of Revenue ID card
3) A U.S. passport
4) A federal, state, county, city, or other government employee ID card with photo
5) A pilot’s license issued by the FAA or other authorized agency
6) A valid military ID with photo
7) A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and CURRENT (within 60 days) address of the elector.
8) A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
9) A certified copy of a birth certificate issued in the United States
10) A certified document of naturalization
11) A valid student ID card with photo from a Colorado higher education institution
12) A valid veteran ID card with photo
13) A valid tribal membership card from a federally recognized tribe
14) Verification that a voter is a person committed to the department of human services, confined & eligible.

How do I found out about who will be on my ballot?
You can look up the candidates, issues and judges who will be on your ballot at: www.coloradodems.org/ballot

Has the Colorado Democratic Party taken a position on ballot measures?
Yes!

What is the “Blue Book” and where do I get a copy?
The Blue Book is published every election by the non-partisan Legislative Council to give the language and different arguments for and against each ballot measure. Every household is mailed a copy. You can also get a copy by clicking here!

Where can I find information on the judges on the ballot?
Colorado has a hybrid system where judges are appointed by the Governor from a pool of applicants referred by a non-partisan commission. Those judges then stand for retention election every 4 years. You can view the non-partisan judicial performance reviews of the judges on your ballot by clicking here!

Who receives a mail ballot?
Everyone who has registered to vote in Colorado by October 26, 2020 with a correct address.

When do ballots go out?
Your county clerk will be mailing out ballots between October 9 – October 16, 2020.

What if I haven’t receive my ballot?
You have not received your ballot by October 19, go to your nearest voting center and you can either pick up a replacement ballot, or you can just vote right then and there in person!

What are my options to vote?
You can vote by mail by October 26, 2020, vote early in person, drop off your ballot, or vote on election day by 7:00 PM MT, November 3, 2020.

When and where is early in-person voting?
Early voting is between October 19 – November 2, 2020, depending on the location. Details about dates, times and locations vary by county. Check with your county clerk.

Where is my closest vote center or ballot drop off location?
Click here to find out!

Are there limits on campaigning at vote centers or ballot drop of locations?
Yes. Campaigning is prohibited within 100 feet of a vote center or ballot drop off location. That includes hats, t-shirts, buttons, banners or yard signs. Do not wear your campaign gear at the polling location or you will be asked to remove it or leave and come back.

Are there protections against voter harassment in Colorado?
Yes. Not only has Colorado made it easy and convenient to vote but It is also illegal in Colorado to interfere with voting or to harass or intimate a voter.

What are the benefits of voting EARLY?
Voting early gives you peace of mind, avoids lines, and will remove you from campaign programs working to get out the vote, saving the candidates time and money.

What if you make a mistake on your ballot?
If you make a mistake on your ballot and catch it before you send it in, you can go to a vote center and request a replacement ballot.

De-Bunking Myths About Voting & Vote Suppression from the Right:
YES, you CAN vote in Colorado if you have been convicted of a crime so long as you are not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction.
NO, you do not need to pay outstanding bills, fines or restitution in Colorado to vote.
WATCH OUT! Most vote suppression efforts are now online and on social media by sock puppets or bots (Millions spent by GOP or foreign interference), people pretending to be someone they are not, using psychological data seized about YOU that will try to persuade you not to vote. (e.g. no difference between the parties, the candidates, no point etc.) Please be careful what you like or share online.

This is an important election! Democrats strongly believe in protection your constitutional right to vote and that every eligible voter should vote. Change happens at the ballot and elections have profound consequences.
You have the power to change the future and make life better
for you, your loved ones, and for the community you live in.
Make your voice heard!