Voter Registration Requirements
In order to register to vote:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be 18 years old or older on Election Day.
- You must have resided in Colorado for at least 22 days before the election.
- You must not be serving a sentence, including parole, for a felony conviction.
Register to vote online at http://www.justvotecolorado.org/.
You may register to vote through and on Election Day.
You can register to vote in person at your local County Elections Office or Voter Service and Polling Center.
You can register to vote by mail, at select state agencies (including the Division of Motor Vehicles) and online. If you register eight days before Election Day you are mailed a ballot; if you register within eight days of Election Day, you must go in person to your Voter Service and Polling Center to get a ballot.
Voter ID Requirements
You MUST bring at least ONE of the following forms of current and valid identification with you to your polling location:
- Colorado driver's license;
- ID card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue;
- Student ID card with photo issued by an institution of higher education in Colorado;
- U.S. military ID or a veteran ID card with a photo;
- U.S. passport;
- Employee ID card with a photo issued by a federal or state governmental agency; or
- A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.
Other accepted non-photo identification includes:
- Certified copy of your birth certificate;
- Certified documentation of naturalization; or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or some other government document that shows your name and address.
If you are a first-time voter and are voting by mail, you will need to provide a photocopy of your identification with your mail-in ballot.
If you are a resident of Colorado and attend school within the state, but in a different election district, you may be eligible to register and vote in the election district where you live while attending school.
If you are a student from Colorado attending an institution in another state, you should first determine if you would like to vote in Colorado or the state where your institution is located. Colorado allows students attending school out of state to still vote in Colorado. Please note that you may only cast your vote in one state per election.
For more information on how to register and vote as a student, visit the Colorado Division of Elections website.
Formerly Incarcerated? Restore Your Rights!
You cannot vote if you are incarcerated or on parole from a felony conviction. You may vote if you are on probation. If you were convicted of a felony and have served your sentence, including parole, you may vote. However, you must re-register to vote even if you were previously registered.
For more information on restoring your right to vote, visit the Colorado Division of Elections website.
Voting Before Election Day
Skip the Election Day lines—vote early! If you are unable to make it to the polls, or simply want to, there are two ways to vote before Election Day—in person and by mail.
You can vote by mail before Election Day by submitting a mail-in ballot either by mail or in person. All voters registered by Oct. 27, 2014, will be mailed a ballot starting Oct. 14, 2014. This ballot can be mailed back at any time, but must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
If you need an absentee ballot sent to you, your county clerk and recorder must receive your absentee ballot application no later than the close of business on Oct. 28, 2014. However, you have until the close of business on Oct. 31, 2014, to submit your application if you prefer to pick up your absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must also be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
You can vote in person at assigned early voting locations starting Oct. 20, 2014, through Election Day. Contact your County Elections Office to find out where you can cast your ballot.
If you have additional questions about voting in Colorado, please contact the Colorado Division of Elections at 303-894-2200, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its website at sos.state.co.us.