Welcome Colorado voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.
Same Day Registration
|June 26||June 18 (to automatically receive a mail ballot)||June 18||June 26||Yes|
|General Election||Registration Deadlines||
Same Day Registration
|November 6||October 29 (to automatically receive a mail ballot)||October 29||November 6||Yes|
Yes, Colorado has Online Voter Registration. You need a Colorado drivers’ license or ID card. You can register online here.
Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted
Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter
Colorado has non-strict, non-photo ID requirements. (However, most people vote by mail, where there is not identification requirement except for some first time voters.)
All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification.
If you are voting by mail for the first time, you may also need to provide a photocopy of your identification when you return your mail ballot.
The following documents are acceptable forms of identification in the state of Colorado:
*Any form of identification listed above that shows your address must show a Colorado address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification.
Colorado mails all registered voters a ballot. In addition to mailing their ballot, voters can drop off the ballot at voter service and polling centers starting 15 days prior to Election Day or surrender the mail ballot and vote in person. The ballot must be received by County Clerk by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Colorado mails all registered voters a ballot before Election Day. Voters can drop off their ballot at voter service and polling centers starting 15 days prior to Election Day or surrender the mail ballot and vote in person. The ballot must be received by County Clerk by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballot drop-off and polling locations are determined by County Election Officials. More information available here.
Yes, Colorado has Automatic Voter Registration. AVR Automatically registers individuals (or updates current voter registration) when interacting with DMV (in-person transactions, online renewals, changes of address), unless the applicant opts out.
Colorado allows voters to pre-register at the age of 16.