You must be:
Citizenship: A citizen of the U.S.
Age: At least 18 by November 6, 2018
Residence: A resident of Colorado since October 15, 2018. Residence means the place where you live. You can only have one legal residence.
Have you moved since you last voted?
If you have moved, don’t forget to update your voter registration with your new address.
If you have a Colorado driver's license or ID card, you can update your address online at www.govotecolorado.com. You can also submit a letter or voter registration form (PDF) at your county clerk and recorder, by mail, fax, email or in person. In addition, you can update or change your address immediately prior to or on November 6, 2018 in-person at a voter service and polling center.
Deadline to update voter registration for the November 6 election:
- By Mail - Oct 29, 2018
- Online - Oct 29, 2018
- In Person - Nov 6, 2018
Did you not vote in the last election?
Make sure you are still registered to vote.
Even if you've voted in the past, it's important to double-check that you are still registered to vote. You can check if you are still registered to vote here.
If you’re eligible, register to vote!!
I have a Colorado driver’s license or state ID:
If you have a driver’s license or state ID you can register to vote online.
Deadline for registering to vote online: October 29, 2018 (you can vote in person on November 6 if you missed the October 29 deadline to register to vote online)
I do not have a driver’s license or state ID:
If you do not have a driver's license, state-issued identification card, or social security number you may still register to vote by mail, by fax, by email, or in-person.
By Mail, Fax or Email
You can register to vote in-person at a voter service and polling center up to and including on Election Day, November 6 and vote the same day. If you register to vote by October 29, 2018, you will receive a ballot in the mail.
VOTE BY MAIL
If you registered to vote by October 29, 2018 you will receive a ballot in the mail. Ballots will begin to be sent out on October 15, 2018.
MAIL BALLOT BACK
As soon as you receive your ballot, you can fill it out and mail it back by U.S. mail. You will need to put a stamp on the envelope. Your completed ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on November 6, 2018. Postmarks don’t count.
You can also drop off your ballot in-person at a drop-box site or Voter Service and Polling Center from October 22, 2018 through November 6, 2018.
You must drop off your ballot in the county where you are registered to vote. You can find a list of the drop-off locations at JustVoteColorado. You can also find your nearest polling location by reviewing your registration online.
Early Voting and Voting on November 6, 2018
You can vote early in person from October 22, 2018 through November 6, 2018 at your polling place. You can find your voting location with the information that comes with your ballot.
If you registered to vote after October 29, 2018, you must vote in-person. The Voting Service and Polling Center will give you a ballot if you have not received one.
ID REQUIRED TO VOTE
If you vote in-person, you will need to show ID. See the list of approved ID's.
If you are voting for the first time by mail, you will also need to include a copy of your ID with your mail ballot.
A driver’s license or state ID is the preferred ID. But if you don’t have a driver’s license or state ID, this is a list of documents you can show for voter registration and voting.
- A valid U.S. passport
- A valid employee identification card with a photograph 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
- 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 voter. For examples, please visit: www.govotecolorado.com
- 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 issued in the United States
- Certified documentation of naturalization
- A valid student identification card with a photograph issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado
- A valid veteran identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration with a photograph
- A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership
Intimidation and harassment at your polling place
You have the right to be free from intimidation and harassment at your polling place. If someone tries to harass or intimidate you, you should call 1-866-687-8683 and report what happened. You should also tell your poll worker.
Voter challenges can be used to cause delays, uncertainty and intimidation. If someone challenges you, you can insist on your right to vote, swear that you meet the requirements to vote and sign a simple form. You can also call 1-866-687-8683 and report what happened.
Video or photos of problems
You can use your cellphone to take a video or photos of any problems outside of the polling place. However, do not take a picture of how you voted. If you have any questions about cellphones and cameras at the polls in your county, ask a poll worker.
3 tips to follow before going to vote
Be Prepared Before Going to Vote:
- Check the status of your registration. Make sure you are registered by Oct. 29, 2018, if registering online or by mail. You can register in person up until and on Election Day at a Voter Service and Polling Center.
- Check to make sure you know your correct polling place. Your ballot might not be counted if you vote at the wrong place, so be sure you know exactly where to vote. You can find your Voter Service and Polling Center, ballot drop-box site or county election office online.
- Check you have the right ID. Make sure you have the right ID when you go to your polling place. The best way to make sure you can vote on Election Day is to bring your ID with you when you vote.
Where do I vote on Election Day, Nov. 6?
You can vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center. You can also vote by dropping your ballot in the box at one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers, your local county clerk and recorder’s office or a ballot drop-box site. You can find your closest voting centers by going to your county election office’s website or by calling your county clerk’s office for details.
What hours are the polls open?
The polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you will be able to vote.
Can I get voting materials in a language other than English?
Yes, you can receive voting materials in Spanish at the following counties:
- Conejos County
- Costilla County
- Denver County
- Saguache County
You can also receive voting materials in American Indian (Ute) at the following counties:
- La Plata County
- Montezuma County
You also have the right to bring an interpreter with you to the polling place or get help in your language from anyone you choose except for your employer, an agent of your employer, or your union.
Do I have to show ID?
Yes. You must show ID to vote in person and if you are voting for the first time and by mail, you must include ID with your ballot. Find a list of documents you can use here. Remember, it’s a good idea to bring ID and proof of residence with you when you vote, in case you’re asked.
What if I find out I’m at the wrong polling place?
You can ask the poll worker to help you find the polling place where you’re registered. You can also call your county election office.
If you can’t travel to or find the polling place where you’re registered, you can vote a provisional ballot as a last resort.
What if my name isn’t on the list at the polling place?
You can ask the poll worker to double-check the list again to see if you’re at the right polling place. The poll worker can call the county election office to make sure you’re registered and in the correct precinct by looking at the statewide database.
If you find out you’re at the wrong polling place and you can’t travel to or find the polling place where you’re registered, you can vote a provisional ballot as a last resort.