Helpful Voting Links — Colorado
Don't miss your next election! Colorado is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your registration lists your current address you will receive a ballot. If you have moved please be sure to update your registration at least 8 days before the next election. (Click here to register to vote.)
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (303) 894-2200
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Colorado
Caucuses are held by the Democratic and Republican parties in Colorado. To participate, voters must declare their party at least two months prior to the caucus\, have lived in the precinct for 30 days and have registered to vote no later than 29 days before the caucus. In addition to presidential preference, state and congressional offices will be introduced to the precinct in preparation for the state assembly and subsequent state primary. Caucus locations are not the same as polling places and may be identified through the party’s website (click on links above).
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Colorado
Voter ID Requirements — Colorado
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- A valid Colorado driver’s license
- A valid identification card issued by the Department of Revenue
- A valid U.S. passport
- A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States government or of this state, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state
- A valid pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the United States
- A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector (may have an out of state address)
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. Where a document must be current it means that the date of the document is within 60 days of the date submitted for identification unless the document states a longer billing cycle. For example:
- A cable bill or telephone bill
- Documentation from a public institution of higher education in Colorado containing at least the name, date of birth, and legal residence address of the student elector
- A paycheck from a government institution or private company
- A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood.
- A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the United States Health Care Financing Administration)
- A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector issued in the United States
- Certified documentation of naturalization
- A valid veteran identification card issued by the United States department of veterans affairs veterans health administration with a photograph of the eligible elector
- A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership
- A letter from an administrator of a group residential facility certifying that the elector is a resident of the facility
- Student ID: A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado.
If you do not have ID, you may cast a Provisional Ballot.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — ColoradoRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 24th to Nov. 8th
All voters registered at least 8 days before the election (10/31/2016) in Colorado should receive a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required. If you have not received your ballot you can check its status here.
Voters may return ballots by mail, postmarked the day before the election, or in-person to their county clerk's office, stand alone drop box locations, or Voter Service and Polling Center by Election Day. Click here to find your local locations.
Alternatively you can vote and register to vote in-person at Voter Service and Polling Centers on or before election day.