How to vote in my state
Last updated August 30, 2022
Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines
November 8, 2022
Colorado General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
- Postmarked by: October 31, 2022
- In-Person request: November 8, 2022
- Online: October 31, 2022
Mail-in Ballot 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)
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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.
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).
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