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Colorado

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

June 28, 2022

Colorado Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: June 20, 2022
  • In-Person request: June 28, 2022
  • Online: June 20, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • N/A (Colorado is a vote-by-mail state, see By-Mail (Absentee) Voting below for details)
Mail-In Ballot Return Deadline:
  • Ballots must be returned and received by 7 pm on Election Day
Early Voting: Starts June 20, 2022 (may vary by county)

November 8, 2022

Colorado General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: October 31, 2022
  • In-Person request: November 8, 2022
  • Online: October 31, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • N/A (Colorado is a vote-by-mail state, see By-Mail (Absentee) Voting below for details)
Mail-In Ballot Return Deadline:
  • Ballots must be returned and received by 7pm on Election Day
Early Voting: Starts October 24, 2022 (may vary by county)

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

By-Mail (Absentee) Voting

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.

Contact your county clerk for more information

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

Click here for more information on voter ID in Colorado

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. 

Find your polling location.

 

Language Access

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

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.