IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, October 15

Ballots for the 2018 general election will begin being mailed to every registered voter in Colorado.

Monday, October 24 

In-person voting begins across the state.

Monday, October 29 

Last day to request for postal ballot or register to vote in the general election. 

Tuesday, November 6

General election day! Polls open at 7am and close at 7pm.

MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE

I’m running for governor to turn bold ideas into real results for you and your family. Together, we can make Colorado completely energy independent and 100% renewable by 2040. We can bring free, full-day kindergarten and preschool to every community in our state. And we can build an inclusive economy where employees at all levels make more, not just CEOs.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register to vote in Colorado?

1) Online. Requires a valid drivers license or ID. You can register online using the following link. 

2) Mail, fax, or email. Fill out and sign the Colorado voter registration application located below. Print, sign, and return the form to your county clerk and recorder’s office. A list of all county clerk and recorder’s offices in the state of Colorado can be found here

How do I vote in Colorado?

1) Vote by mail. Ballots for the 2018 general election will be mailed to every registered voter in Colorado beginning on October 15th. Be certain that your address is current on your registration (see below on how to check and/or update your address). To return your voted mail ballot, either drop it in the mail (postage is required) or deposit it at a ballot drop-off site in your county. 


To find the closest ballot drop-off site to you, visit the Just Vote Colorado homepage, click on “VOTE YOUR MAIL BALLOT”, and enter your address into the map feature. Please note that this website feature will not be available until October. 

2) Vote in-person. If you prefer to vote in person, you can do so at any Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) in your county beginning on October 24th. To find the closest VSPC to you, visit the Just Vote Colorado homepage, scroll down to “FIND VOTER SERVICE & POLLING CENTERS”, and enter your address into the map feature. Please note that this website feature will not be available until October.

I am a registered Colorado voter. How do I update my voter registration record (to change my voter affiliation, address, etc.)?

1) Online. Requires a valid Colorado license or ID. You can easily update your voter registration record online using the Secretary of State’s website. 

2) Mail, fax or email. Fill out and sign the Colorado voter registration application located below. Make sure to complete Section 8, “Updating a Current Record”. Print, sign, and return the form to your county clerk and recorder’s office. A list of all county clerk and recorder’s offices in the state of Colorado can be found here.

Will I receive a ballot in the mail for the general election?

Yes. All registered voters who register by Monday, October 29 will receive a ballot in the mail. BE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IS CORRECT. If you are unsure whether you are registered at your current address, or you have moved, you should check your registration and update your address if necessary (see above).

I didn't get my ballot. Can I still vote?

Yes. You can request a new ballot be mailed to you any time before or on October 29 by contacting your county clerk and recorder. After October 29, you must request a ballot in-person, or vote in-person, by visiting any VSPC in your county.

What is the difference between a primary and a general election?

The State of Colorado holds regularly scheduled state elections every two years; a state Primary Election in June and a General election in November. The nominated candidates from each party’s primary ballot will be placed on the November General Election ballot. The winner of the November General Election will hold office.

Who is eligible to vote in the General Election?

You can vote in the General Election if you are 18 years old, a US citizen, and a Colorado resident.

What should I do if I do not receive my mail ballot or make a mistake, damage, or lose my mail ballot?

You may request a replacement mail ballot from your county clerk. You may also vote in-person at a voter service and polling center in the county that you are registered to vote in.

How do I get my ballot?

Every voter now receives a mail ballot at the mailing address provided through their voter registration file. To check the address on file for your voter registration visit:

If you would like to vote at the polls, you can surrender your mail ballot and vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. To do so, find your polling location: 

How do I know if my mail ballot has been mailed?

You can go to  www.GoVoteColorado.com to check the status of your ballot. Log into your voter record, which will show whether your mail ballot has been sent. If you have more questions about the status of your mail ballot, please contact your county clerk and recorder.

Where can I turn in my ballot?

In Colorado, you have a few options on how to vote! You can either mail your ballot back by using adequate postage, turn it in to a Ballot Drop Box, or take it to a Voter Service and Polling Center in the county that you’re registered in!

Will my mail ballot be counted? I heard that mail ballots might not be counted.

Every valid mail ballot is counted. Be sure to sign the envelope when you return your mail ballot. Your county clerk must receive your ballot no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. If you are not sure if your ballot will arrive in time, drop it off in person. 

 

Contact your  county clerk and recorder for drop-off locations.If you recently registered for the first time, you may need to provide a copy of your ID along with your mail ballot. Your county clerk will have provided instructions about the ID requirement along with your ballot.

If I am voting by mail, when must the county clerk and recorder receive my ballot?

If you plan to mail your ballot back, send it in no later than June 18. Mail ballots must be received by the county clerk and recorder no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day, postmarks do not count.  If you do not mail your ballot by June 18, please turn in your ballot at a drop box or a Voter Service and Polling Center.

I want to volunteer for Jared Polis for the General election! How do I sign up?

You can sign up to volunteer for #TeamJared on our website at www.polisforcolorado.com/volunteer. A local organizer will be in touch soon with local volunteering opportunities.

I live in a different state, but I want to learn how to get involved with the Polis for Colorado campaign, what do I do?

Whether you are out of state and want to volunteer or you are out of state and want to come to Colorado for the final few weeks of the campaign, please fill out our Out of State Volunteer Sign Up Form, and our team will be in touch with you soon!

Have more questions? 

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