How to vote on Election Day in Colorado

DENVER — If you haven’t cast your ballot in the 2016 election, you have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to register and get to a polling location or drop off your ballot. Postmarks don’t count for mail-in ballots.

You can register to vote on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website or at a Voter Service and Polling Center.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 p.m., you’re allowed to vote.

How to vote on Election Day

Find a polling location on the secretary of state’s website or click on your county:

Identification requirements

All Colorado voters who vote in person must provide some form of ID. All forms of ID that show your address must be a Colorado address for the form of ID to qualify.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A Colorado driver’s license or valid ID card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue.
  • A U.S. passport.
  • An employee ID card with a photograph issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of Colorado.
  • A pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
  • A U.S. military ID card with a photograph.
  • A copy of a current (within the past 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
  • A certificate of degree of Indian or Alaskan native blood.
  • A Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate.
  • Certified documentation of naturalization.
  • A student ID card with a photograph issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado.
  • A veteran ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration with a photograph.
  • An ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.

Your voting rights

In Colorado, you are eligible to vote if you:

  • Will be 18 years of age or older at the time of the election
  • Are a United States citizen
  • Have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election and
  • Are not serving a sentence of confinement, detention, or parole for a felony conviction.

If you wrongly mark, deface or tear your ballot, you have the right to receive a replacement ballot. Contact your county clerk and recorder to request a replacement ballot, or visit a Voter Service and Polling Center.

Read more about voting rights for people with disabilities, students, people with criminal records, military personnel, non-English speakers, people who are working on Election Day and more.

Getting help on Election Day

If you need help registering or voting, contact Just Vote Colorado’s election protection hotline:

  • English-speakers: 866-687-8683
  • Spanish-speakers: 888-839-8682
  • Via text: Text “VOTEHELPCO” to 33888

Researching the choices

If you need to know more about the candidates and the issues on your ballot, Just Vote Colorado recommends the following nonpartisan resources: