The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Colorado, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Colorado!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 26, 2020

Early Voting

Mon Oct 26, 2020
Mon Nov 2, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00PM MST

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Colorado if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Colorado
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Be a resident of Colorado for 22 days before Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in Colorado if:
  • You are incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction
You may preregister to vote in Colorado
  • At the age 16
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • Your Colorado Driver's License Number
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Or, state that you do not have the requested ID number/s
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on probation or parole can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students attending school in Colorado should be able to register and vote at their school address if they meet the following requirements. Under Colorado law, your residence for voting is your “principal or primary home.” In practice, Colorado students can choose to register either at home or at school, depending on which one they consider their principal home. Your principal home is where you have a fixed place to stay, and the place where, whenever you are away, you intend to return. The formal test for residence in Colorado is an objective test: in considering whether your chosen address is your proper voting residence, elections officials can look to where you are employed or have other income sources or business pursuits, the residence of your family, where your things are located, or if you own any real estate. Students who lived in Colorado before attending college and wish to establish or keep their voting residency at their parents’ Colorado address should have no problem doing so, unless they have already registered to vote in another state.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Colorado you should provide one of the following:
  • Your Colorado Driver's License Number
  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Or, state that you do not have the requested ID number/s
If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Employee ID with photo from federal or state government
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Pilot's ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card issued by the government
  • Certified Copy of US Birth Certificate
  • Certified Copy of Naturalization Document
  • Valid Student ID
  • Any Valid ID Issued by US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native blood
In Colorado, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Written correspondence from the county sheriff indicating the voter is confined in jail or detention facility
  • Valid ID with photo issued by a Government Agency
  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Pilot's ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native blood
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card Issued by the Government
  • Certified (Copy) of US Birth Certificate
  • Certified (Copy) of Naturalization Document
  • Veteran Health ID Issued by US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Verification that you are a Resident of a Group Residential Facility
  • Verification that you are Committed to the Department of Human Services, and Eligible to Register and Vote

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Colorado Voter Info

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