En español | Colorado’s Nov. 8 general election will decide races for the U.S. Senate and House, Colorado General Assembly, governor and lieutenant governor, and some other statewide offices.
Due to population growth in the 2020 census, Colorado picked up a new seat in the U.S. House and established the 8th congressional district in the Denver area. Also, a new redistricting plan has changed the boundaries of some state legislative and U.S. congressional districts and may affect which candidates appear on your ballot.
There is no deadline to register to vote in person. But if you want a mail ballot, you need to register in advance, no later than Monday, Oct. 31. Ballots will be sent to voters as early as Oct. 17, however, so it’s best to register as soon as possible to make sure your vote gets in on time.
Go online to check and update your registration status. You can also contact or visit your county clerk and recorder’s office, or call the secretary of state’s office at 303-894-2200 if you have questions about your status.
Every registered voter whose information is up to date will automatically receive a mail ballot. Check your voter registration information to make sure your current address is on file.
Ballots will be automatically mailed to registered voters between Oct. 17 and Oct. 21 for the general election.
If you are not registered to vote before mail ballots are automatically sent out, or if your mailing address needs to be corrected, you can register or fix that address and be sent a ballot in the mail as long as you do so no later than Monday, Oct. 31. But it’s best to register as early as possible to ensure you get your ballot on time.
Completed ballots must be received by your county clerk and recorder’s office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you miss that deadline or fail to sign your envelope, your vote will not count. You can return your mail ballot:
If you’d rather not use a mail ballot, you can vote early in person at any voter service and polling center in your county. These centers will be open from Oct. 24 to Nov. 8 (except for Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 29).
Vote center locations can be found on GoVoteColorado.gov through the lookup tool, which will go live a few weeks before the election.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As long as you’re in line by 7 p.m., you’ll be able to cast your ballot.
To find your local polling location, use the lookup tool on GoVoteColorado.gov.
Yes. Options for accessible voting, including an electronic ballot that enables you to vote from home, are laid out on the secretary of state’s website. You’ll also find details about compliance, support resources, and answers to frequently asked questions from voters with disabilities.
If you vote in person, you must provide an acceptable form of identification. And if you’re voting by mail for the first time, you may be required to include a photocopy of your identification.
Acceptable forms of identification are listed in full on the secretary of state’s website. Examples include:
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on June 29, 2022, after the primaries and with information about the general election. The guide was first published on July 21, 2020.
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