Last updated October 15, 2020
- October 13: Last day to submit an application to register to vote in the 2020 General Election through a voter registration drive.
- October 19: First day for voter service and polling centers to open for early voting
- October 26: Last day to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail for the June 30th Primary Election.
- October 27: Last day for an election clerk to process voter registration application and inform the applicant that they will not receive a mail ballot. To receive a ballot, the applicant must visit a Voter Service and Polling Center.
- Early Voting: October 26 - November 2, 2020
- Same-day voter registration is available in Colorado on Election Day.
- November 3: Deadline to return postmarked ballots by 7:00 pm
- On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. (Poll times apply to those who chose to vote in person on Election Day, since Colorado is an all-mail voting state)
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By-Mail (Absentee) Voting
- Registration deadlines outlined in Election Overview
Colorado is a vote-by-mail state. All registered voters receive a ballot in the mail (you may still vote on Election Day if you surrender your mailed ballot). Completed ballots must be received by your county clerk and recorder by 7 PM on Election Day. You may also drop-off your ballot at designated drop-off sites. If you are voting-by-mail for the first time, you must include a copy of a valid ID with your completed ballot.
What to Expect on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Voter ID Requirements
If you choose to vote on Election Day, you must provide identification. Acceptable IDs include:
A valid Colorado driver’s license or valid identification card issued by the Colorado 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 U.S. government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of Colorado.
A valid pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector.
A copy of a current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
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.
A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector.
Certified documentation of naturalization.
A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado, as defined in section 23-3.1-102(5), C.R.S..
A valid veteran identification card issued by the U.S. 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
Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, "Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.”
It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose.
Have questions or need help voting? Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).
Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. CLICK HERE for more information