Instructions for voting

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Get Out The Vote!

How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need a Colorado state driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

sos.state.co.us

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Colorado address by Oct 17
  • Not serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

How to Vote

Vote early

Vote in-person before Election Day at designated voter service and polling centers starting Oct 24

Contact your County Clerk and Recorder for locations & hours.


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Contact your County Clerk and Recorder for locations.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early

Vote in-person before Election Day at designated voter service and polling centers starting October 24.

Contact your County Clerk and Recorder for locations & hours.


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Contact your County Clerk and Recorder for locations.

Registration requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Colorado. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a Colorado address
  • Not serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court

In person ID requirements

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

Accepted IDs include:

  • A Colorado driver’s license or valid ID card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue.
  • A US passport.
  • An employee ID card with a photograph 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.
  • A pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the US
  • A US military ID card with a photograph.
  • A copy of a current (within the last 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 US 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 US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration with a photograph.
  • An ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.

By mail ID requirements

If you recently registered for the first time, you’ll need to provide a photocopy of your ID along with your mail ballot. All the forms of ID that show your address must be a Colorado address in order for the form of ID to qualify.
Include one of the following:

  • A Colorado driver’s license or valid ID card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue.
  • A US passport.
  • An employee ID card with a photograph issued by US government, state of Colorado, or political subdivision of Colorado.
  • A pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the US
  • A US military ID card with a photograph.
  • A copy of a current (within the last 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 US 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 US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration with a photograph.
  • An ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.

Your County Clerk and Recorder will provide additional instructions with your ballot.

Frequently Asked Questions