Colorado

Population

5,758,736

Voting-Age Pop.

3,979,325

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 48 %
Trump 43 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 26, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    Yes
  • ID Required For in-person voters
    Yes

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Every Colorado voter receives a mail ballot.

Data source - sos.state.co.us

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  • Yes, all registered voters in Colorado will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

Yes, all registered voters in Colorado will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the general election.

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  • In person: Oct 2. County clerk must begin issuing mail ballots for the 2020 general election to any eligible elector who requests one in person at the county clerk's office.


    Mail ballots: Oct 9. First day that mail ballots for the 2020 general election may be mailed to voters.

When will I receive my ballot?

In person: Oct 2. County clerk must begin issuing mail ballots for the 2020 general election to any eligible elector who requests one in person at the county clerk's office.


Mail ballots: Oct 9. First day that mail ballots for the 2020 general election may be mailed to voters.

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  • Mail ballots must be received by the county clerk and recorder no later than 7pm on Election Day. Voters are encouraged to drop off ballots at designated drop off locations, drop-box locations or mail their ballots in time to be received by the county clerk before the polls close.


    Postmarks do not count; ballots must be in the hands of the county clerk by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

Mail Send Icon Return ballot: Received by Nov 3, 7pm

Mail ballots must be received by the county clerk and recorder no later than 7pm on Election Day. Voters are encouraged to drop off ballots at designated drop off locations, drop-box locations or mail their ballots in time to be received by the county clerk before the polls close.


Postmarks do not count; ballots must be in the hands of the county clerk by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


    Colorado is a vote-by-mail state. Every registered voter automatically receives a mail ballot.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


Colorado is a vote-by-mail state. Every registered voter automatically receives a mail ballot.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Available via mail-in ballot. Mail ballots must be received by the county clerk and recorder no later than 7pm on Election Day. Voters are encouraged to drop off ballots at designated drop-off or drop-box locations, or mail them in time to be received by the county clerk before the polls close. Postmarks do not count; ballots must be in the hands of the county clerk by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

Yes

If you miss the registration deadlines, you may register in person at a voter service and polling center in your county through Election Day.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

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. Any form of identification listed that shows your address must show a Colorado address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - sos.state.co.us

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Valid US Passport

  • Valid Pilot’s License

    Issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the US

  • US Military Identification Card

    With a photograph of the eligible elector

  • Valid Medicare or Medicaid Card

    Issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • Certified Copy of a US Birth Certificate

    For the elector

  • Certified Documentation of Naturalization

  • Veteran Identification Card

    Issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration with a photograph of the eligible elector

  • Identification Card

    Issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership

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  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License or Valid Identification Card

    Issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue

  • Student Identification Card

    With a photograph of the eligible elector, issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado

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  • Copy of Current Utility Bill

    Within the last 60 days

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  • Valid Employee Identification Card

    With a photograph of the eligible elector; issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the US government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority or other political subdivision of Colorado

  • Copy of Current Bank Statement, Government Check, Paycheck or Other Government Document

    Shows the name and address of the elector, is current within the last 60 days

  • Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood

  • Verification Voter is a Resident of a Group Residential Facility

  • Verification Voter is Committed to the Colorado Department of Human Services

    Confined and eligible to register and vote

  • Written Correspondence from the County Sheriff

    Or his or her designee to the county clerk, indicating that a voter is confined in a county jail or detention facility

Additional Voting Resources

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